One of the things that first inspired me to start designing was how much I enjoyed taking nothing more than an idea and turning it into some REAL. Sometimes it's a matter of discovering a need and making something perfectly suited to meet that need, or maybe it's a fabric or color or texture that sparks inspiration. Then, sometimes, it's both.
I bought myself a new Bible for Christmas this year. Suitably, it is called 'Inspire', and for a creative person like myself, it couldn't be more perfect. Big margins so I can make notes, and also lots and lots of drawings to color. Since getting it, I've been taking it with me to church Sunday mornings so I can color and listen at the same time. Those kids that you see doodling on the backs of the church bulletins? Yeah, that was me. I can concentrate better on listening when my hands have something to do.
But carrying my pencil crayons wrapped in an elastic band has been getting a bit annoying, and last week my 4 year old got hold of the elastic and was stretching it from hand to hand. Um... yeah... that was just asking for trouble. I can picture the look on our Pastor's face if suddenly struck in the forehead by a flying elastic band... at least he has sons of his own and I'm sure would understand it wasn't meant as a comment on his preaching. But the elastic band had to go.
Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the digital world. When I'm not designing (or, more likely, attempting to keep up with housework or schooling my three rug rats!) you'll probably find me with my nose in a book, escaping for a few precious moments into a world of fiction or learning with single-minded focus about my latest interest. Here, I'd like to share with you some of the things that I'm currently working on and a bit about all the ways I like to keep my creative juices flowing!
Just for Fun...