That is a lesson that I am being taught right now, whether I like it or not! LOL! Jessica posted a challenge at AMR that I just latched onto for some reason. The challenge was simple enough:
Create an ATC displaying your resolution/work/goal(s) for 2009. It must be 3-D in some way.
Nothing particularly fancy about the challenge in and of itself, but since my word is so important to me right now, I really embraced it. God has been not-so-subtly tossing this verse into my head a lot over the last few days, so I was inspired to create my ATC using it.
The patterned papers are Daisy D's. They aren't my usual style, but they really caught my eye the other night, so I decided to go ahead and use them. I am reading "Frill Kill" by Laura Childs right now and every time I read one of Laura's scrapbooking mysteries I am inspired to create with some of my supplies that I don't pull out very often. Her characters are always creating such interesting projects and she describes, in words, the process so beautifully, that it just makes me want to really "USE" my hands. I don't know if that makes sense, but read her books and you will get it! LOL! I can't wait for Death Swatch to come out in paper back so I can get that one and read it!!! I also picked up the first book in her new culinary series, so I'm pretty excited about that. But anyway, back to the ATC....reading the book really made me want to pull out my wire to "stitch" on some beads that I wanted to add as my flower centers. I haven't used wire in my scrapbooking in YEARS, but playing with it was so much fun that I decided to sculpt the flower from it and it turned out to be the PERFECT final touch on my ATC! I am really happy with the way it came out.
And....as you know by now, I am not the only creative person in my house. CHECK THIS OUT! Sean grabbed some clay and created this Earth Elemental. His name is Mr. Head. Mr. Friday Head.
Mr. Head is sculpted from Sculpey clay. He is an Earth Elemental inspired by a book called Selling Out by Justina Robson. I think he's pretty neat.
As always, I'd love to know what you think!