Paper used to be such a huge part of my life.. I would play with paper in some form almost every single day. It was a way for me to be creative, a much necessary daily outlet! I remember those days fondly.
After some serious soul searching lately (an ongoing thing these days ha ha).. I came to the realization that I miss that in my life. I miss the little bits of creative freedom that playing with paper allowed me. That realization has sparked something in me.
I have such an “all in” personality.. when my photography business was taking off, I figured there wasn’t room for anything else anymore. That was a big mistake my friends.. how did I think I could not miss it all so dearly? Well, lesson learned. I have found it is so very important to embrace anything and everything that gets a person thinking creatively.. and to make time for it.
I made a scrapbook page not too long ago and am just getting around to sharing it here now.. which brings up another thing I have been struggling with. My blog identity.. is it a photography blog? ..a crafting blog? ..a home decor blog? All things I am passionate about and used to blog about all the time. I thought since I was a photographer trying to start up my business and make it successful, that the only thing I should really be blogging is photography. Another mistake. It might be perfect for some people.. what works for them, but it is all another piece of the puzzle that I miss so very much.
I have decided to embrace everything that I love.. crafting, paper, decor and the list goes on! Why the heck not, right!? So, over the summer I am hoping to bring that back to the blog.. a little bit at a time.
Anyhoo.. I could ramble all day. ha ha! I am hoping you all welcome a scrapbook page or crafting project now and then.
I have slowly been gathering up some new (new-ish anyway) supplies, and mixing with my old stash that I have kept over the years.. some things never change, still love me some tiny bits and pieces and lots and lots of layers and texture! ..and white, can I just use white for everything? ha ha!
Fingers crossed that all goes as planned, because if I can truly embrace this new routine of creating every day.. I am hoping to get my shop up again with some new dearest someday designs! ..yeah yeah!! I may be biting off more than I can chew, but I find I work better if my mind is always creating. I am sure you can relate?
Kind of hoping it is like riding a bike.. either way, the more creative I can be every day… the better!
Oh yeah.. and about that scrapbook page. Of all the places the cat could leave a hairball.. UGH!! Why!? The struggles are real here people. If it isn’t one thing, it is another! ha ha!