Finding My Inspiration

I have to admit that the idea of having more time to create is both exciting and frightening. I am so used to a structured work schedule and wonder if the freedom of being home all day will be a detriment to my creative process. I work so well under pressure, which is what pushes me to create in a short amount of time each day. How will I continue to find inspiration after full days in my craft room? Will I just stare into space or actually get some work done? How will I find new and creative ways to express myself? How will I share my creativity with others? So many questions, but I am sure of one thing and that is that my family and friends will continue to support me and push me forward. This is going to be my new normal. This is going to be a very different pace for me. This is going to be a very different summer!

Be Careful What You Wish For

It has been two weeks since I began my crafty adventure. When I started, I wondered how I would find the time to dedicate to creating and posting. I thought how wonderful it would be if I were old enough to retire. Well, I guess the universe must have heard me wishing for more free time because I will soon have more time than I know what to do with. I was recently informed that I am being laid off. I guess I have no excuses now. I have to re-focus my energy and create a new “work” schedule dedicated to this crafty life. I hope that I can bring joy and inspiration to at least one person. That would make me feel like I am a success at creating handmade kindness. Wish me luck!

One Week In

It has been a week since I began my new crafty adventure and I am loving it. I feel more creative now than I have in the last few months. Being a part of such wonderful online crafty communities has helped me to find the courage to post my handmade creations. I am fortunate to have the love and support of my family as well as the dedicated space to be creative. The trick now, is to carve out time in my day to focus on creating more handmade kindness. Thank you to my readers for following along with me during this new and exciting time of my life.

My Next Chapter

This is my first blog post and I am a bit of a newbie. I am the mother of four, grandmother of six and wife to my wonderful husband of 34 years. I am getting closer to retirement and thought it would be a perfect time to start preparing for the next chapter in my life. I assume it could take a few years to get my crafty blogs and videos off the ground so I chose today to begin the journey. I will begin with blog posts and gradually move on to social media posts and videos. I am mainly a paper crafter but I do occasionally dabble in a other crafts when inspiration calls. I am fortunate to have a very supportive family and am sure they will continue to support me during this endeavor. Thank you for joining me on this new and exciting venture.