Today's Quote: "A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil--but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small silly presents every so often--just to save it from drying out completely."--Pam Brown
I am ITCHING to do something creative! I've been making a lot of jewelry lately, and that is satisfying, however I'm quickly running out of beads. And quickly running out of money. Jewelry making is an expensive hobby! Maybe I should open up a shop on Etsy and start selling it. The thing is, everytime I finish a piece I like it so much that I can't bring myself to part with it. But truly, how much jewelry does one person really need? Selling some of it is probably not a bad idea.
I've also been doing some scrapbooking, which always feels to me like a giant game of catch up. Life just keeps on happening, and ever day's another photo opportunity. So the photographs pile up, waiting to be scrapbooked, and I end up feeling like I'm forever behind. Much as I like the finished products, the whole process is kind of stressful! Also, the more I rush through the process (just to get it done), the less creative I am.
What I really feel like doing is collage making. Not the simple kind I've done in the past, when I've made collage covered journals out of images torn from magazines. Don't get me wrong, those are fun to make and actually look pretty cool. But I want to try my hand at really intricate, artistic collage. If you've seen the movie My Sister's Keeper, you'll know what I'm talking about. The sick sister (I can't remember her name) makes these really fun, elaborate, quite beautiful collages. That's the kind I want to try my hand at making. I think I'd need a good chunk of time to get going with it, though, and time to myself is not something I have a lot of lately.