(Truth be told this was actually a Tuesday afternoon project)
Here in NY, June has pretty much been a wash so far.
It has been raining a bunch and rain always makes me want to get out my craft supplies and create.
Problem is June is also notoriously CRAZY busy with end-of-the-school-year "stuff" so finding the time to create is always a challenge. SO yesterday I just took it. I took the time and didn't think about if I had it to spare or not because sometimes sanity is more important than the next thing on the to-do list. Can I get an Amen?
Anyway, I had no real ideas when I sat down to create but lately wood burning always seems to win out as the craft of choice. #addicted. I had this piece of wood in front of me but was drawing a blank on what to do with it. After looking out the window to check on how things fared during the lastest round of thunderstorms I saw the birds flitting about at the feeder. I think they are all....ahem....twitterpated right now and pretty much out of their little birdy brains....but so much fun to watch....and so a bird was born.
Sometimes not having much time works to your advantage because you don't have time to question things. You just kind of have to GO WITH IT! Pick up that sewing needle or paint brush or wood burning tool or scrapbook paper or crochet hook or whatever and just START making. Soak in the first bit of inspiration that you see and Carpe the hell out of the diem! (or the hour...whatever the case may be)
I have to say this was honestly one of the fastest burned pieces I have ever done and I am fairly happy with the way it turned out....which is a good reminder to me to stop making excuses and just CREATE SOMETHING. I don't always need to turn my whole studio into a disaster area and not everything has to be planned out at all times....that's a hard one for me but I am getting better at it.
Sometimes a few minutes spent crafting goes a long way towards stress relief.
Well....that's all she wrote for today.
Here's to hoping the sun stays out (so far so good) and that you all find yourselves with a little chunk of stolen time to do something that makes your heart happy!