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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

A Crafty Year Ahead

In the past few months I have noticed that I have become more and more interested in crafts.  I've always been into card-making and cross-stitching on and off.  But this year I feel that I really want to experiment with a few other craft endeavours.

This is mainly because I'm feeling in a more creative place than I've ever felt before.  I realise that the writing I do is creative (it's in the name creative writing!) but I'm thinking more visually creative.  I've always had a problem with being able to visualise anything I'm not writing, but lately it's like a switch has been flicked in my head and I can see things in a different light.

I received a small scrapbook for Christmas so that's where I'm going to start.  I've tried scrapbooking in the past but it never took.  This time I'm going to go about it in an entirely different way - showing my hobbies and joys rather than specific memories.  I plan to indulge in creative work I can find online and perhaps even visit a museum or two.  But in general I just plan to not limit myself.  I've always found breaking limits really hard so I'm going to push past them and unlease my visual creativity.

I'm not telling you all this because I expect you to care or because I want you to feel jealous (or smug), but because I expect that at least a little of what I discover will filter into this space.  I am not going to censor myself on what I can show or write here any longer.  I am going to discover who I am and I truly believe that this blog will be an important part of that discovery.  I hope you follow me on my journey and perhaps you will discover something along the way as well.

Happy New Year Everyone!


Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I love scrapbooking. but I never seem to find time to sit down and do it, after writing, cleaning, reviewing...sigh.

February Grace said...

I for one can't wait to see what you come up with and post about, Bethany! Crafts are good for the soul (though they can be rough on the budget *laugh*)