I’ve had fun this past week, getting back into my craft room, creating and posting on my blog.
I am happy to see that as the week progressed, the layers of dormancy fell away and my creativity and craftsmanship improved: I like the last of the three “Making a Scene” cards but not the first two.
My last post before this past week was three months ago, on May 15, when the Spring Semester ended and I “thought” I would have the summer to craft—craft—craft!
Instead, I enrolled in this amazing summer Color Foundation art class, which was totally and completely time consuming and intense but which I totally and absolutely loved and cried like a baby when it ended. (The Bristol board belt shown in an earlier post was conceived in that class.)
Then in July my husband had a three week teaching gig in Alaska, to which, of course, we accompanied him.
Later in the month we headed down to NM for a lovely week in old Santa Fe.
So I can’t really complain—too much—about not having time to craft.
Besides, I had read an article in Cloth, Paper, Scissors, which inspired me to try my hand at creating my first art travel journal before leaving for Alaska.
I had fun embellishing and adding to my journal during our travels.
|Part of a page I embellished while in Santa Fe|
Alas, the Fall Semester begins anew this next Monday.
I am taking 11 credit hours and begin the long and arduous process toward writing my Master’s thesis.
I (think), however, that I have settled on a topic/question that is near and dear to my heart and I am hopeful that I may be able to turn it into a thesis paper.
We shall see…
In the meantime, my hope is to return to crafting and blogging at least once a week, if not more, during the upcoming semester.
Knowing me, my studies will consume all my free time, energy and focus and alas, my crafting will lie dormant, yet again.
I hope not, as my craft room and blogging are my respite—nay, my sanity!