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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!


More True Than YOU Can Know!

Happy Thursday!  Just a quick post to share something with you that means so much to me!  For most of my life I let other people's words steal my joy.  Whether it was in creating, in my jobs, in any facet of my life, I allowed other people and their words have too much power in my life and how I lived it!  I never felt   like I was 'enough' ... I wasn't good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, and on and on and on, covering most areas of my life!

And my artsy/crafty life was no different!  But in that avenue, the words and opinions were about 50/50 mine and other people's.  Inside my head I kept telling myself "You don't have the right tools and products, you can't afford all the expensive classes, you really don't have any talent", and on and on!

And I don't know how or when it changed, (maybe it's an age thing!) but over time I changed, and other people's opinions of me didn't matter so much.   And I began to realize that none of it mattered so much ... especially my own doubts, because I KNEW that I was creative and talented and had skills that were born of creativity and not 'just' skills that I learned at some expensive class taught by some person who made those skills up!  Because of my freedom to make things MY way, I was able to find myself through my creativity, and that is so freeing! 

All of this is a long, round about way to introduce you to today's words of wisdom from Brave Girl's Club ...

Believe it!  Memorize it!  Take it in and make it your mantra!  You are enough, you are YOU, so stop apologizing and start enjoying who you are!  Blessings, Becky

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