So..."What do you do?"
I sorta cringe and honestly, exit stage left when the conversation starts. If I miss my exit and get caught with the "What do you do" for a living question, well, even though it is clear in my mind what I do, when I try to put it into a sentence to answer that question, it is easier to say "I make crafts".
Not completely wrong, because I do, you know...make crafts, but it is so much more and as I "mature" in various ways, I am learning to give myself a tad bit more credit than just to say "I make crafts"
What I do is "create soulful art" and what that means is I create things from paper, paint, ink, batter, dough, fabric, felt, sticks, rocks, you name it..whatever my girl-macgyver mind, trailer park martha hands and God filled heart can get ahold of and in the process of turning it from one thing into another, I also incorporate a message, well, like a reminder to you, and for myself.
Now, speaking of making things, see those letter up there in the heart? Here is how I turned them from one thing into another:
- I started with Grunge board letters (or any letters that you might already have..or hey, use grunge board sheets and a die to create your own)
- and white acrylic paint
- and, um...paint them (and then dry them)
- and then stamp them
- and then put on your boxing gloves and punch them out..(just wanted to see if you were still reading!) no, but really, punch them out: