Monday, March 8, 2021

Tea Thanks


I've been drinking lots of tea lately - it's been both energizing and soothing, not to mention delicious. It's not completely out of character for me, as I've enjoyed tea throughout the years. But I'd always stuck to my familiar herbal teas. Lately, I've been trying other flavors and discovering what I love and what I don't. Since I was feeling inspired, I thought I'd make a simple little card with a teacup and I like how it turned out.

I've been going through phases lately of wanting to do things in a very minimal (clean and simple) kind of way, and then bouncing to more complex/layered as a way to make good use of many supplies. It's very rewarding to explore different styles, even if I'm not always comfortable with them.

I think growth comes from pushing past our comfort walls and into places where we can explore intuitively. We get better with practice - lots and lots of practice.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Coffee Smiles


In contrast to the card I shared yesterday, today's card didn't turn out the way I imagined it at all. In the past, that would be something that would frustrate me to no end - especially when I had a very clear idea of what I wanted to do. I've been trying to relax my expectations a little lately, though, and still share things that are imperfect.

I think I will revisit this idea again in the future. Even if it didn't turn out the way that I expected, it might work with a different set of supplies. Sometimes a different execution can make the idea become a better fit.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

We Flamingo Together


Today is my birthday and I wanted to share a card that makes me happy. It's an idea that's been in the back of my mind for a few weeks now, but I hadn't gotten around to creating it until now. And it turned out just like I wanted it to - which is amazing.

I'm not doing anything big today. Just a quiet day that I can spend on my favorite hobbies - which is a perfect birthday in my book. How do you like to celebrate?

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Cookie love


I really enjoy baking. There's something so warm and comforting about being in the kitchen, mixing ingredients just right and walking away with a delicious treat. Despite how lovely it is, it's another activity that had to take the back seat in 2020. I still baked Christmas cookies (it's my favorite tradition), but nothing more than that.

I know that things are still stressful, still difficult and exhausting. But I would like to slowly go back to doing what I love this year. Step by step, start focusing on activities that make me feel more whole - like baking delicious treats for my family and creating art. It will never feel like there's enough time for everything, but I have to start somewhere...