Monday, January 03, 2011

Creativity Monday - Week #1

I've been looking forward to today ever since I decided to challenge myself to do something creative each Monday in 2011...

Of course, because my studio also serves as a dumping ground for anything I can't find a place for elsewhere in the house and because I did a fair amount of last minute crafting for two sales I did in November and December, I spent the better part of my morning putting things away and finding space to actually work in... So by the time I actually began creating, I really should have been moving on to other things on my to-do list.

The nice thing, is that I don't have any sort of requirement for Creativity Mondays. I just want to be creative. And so today, it meant that I made this happy little wall hanging out of goodies I've had stashed in my supplies for ages. A little cardboard wrapped in vintage sheet music, some velvet ric-rac and some paper flowers... add a breezy beaded butterfly, a vintage milk bottle cap and some scalloped details for good measure and I'm happy with the result.

Perhaps I'll pop it into a padded envelope and make some far off friend happy this week.

Or perhaps I'll keep it.

Time shall tell.

It feels good to have gotten my hands moving again in my poor neglected studio.

A little creativity is good for my soul.


  1. Oh Cathy, I've been thinking about this all day- I'm excited to see a little movement from your studio (perhaps mine, too!). You've got an awesome style, looking forward to Mondays from here on out!

  2. What a great idea for a New Years resolution. I may steal your idea, once I'm out of hospital. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great idea!
    I need some creativity myself (and a good clean up of the studio). :)

  4. Awesome! I love it!! Perhaps I should take your cue and get to some creating myself. I am taking pictures, loving my new camera...but have not created with paper in eons!

  5. I am loving it and hoping to do alot of creative things myself in 2011. Thanks for sharing!


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