Monday, December 6, 2010

Reverb 10: December 6th: Make

This post is part of Reverb 10.

December 6 – Make.

What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?

(Author: Gretchen Rubin)

I needed this prompt more than anyone can know. Digital scrapbooking has been a part of my life for 5 years and it has been the perfect hobby for me...there for me when I need it, and fairly easy enough to cast aside when life is just too much for hobbies.

2010 was too busy in spots for hobbies, but in a good way. Still, I mourn for the opportunities I missed to be creative.

Prior to today, the last thing I made was a poster. I'll share it in another post, but it was a 16x20 poster for our house rules. I was instructed to make one by the behavioral therapist we're working with. I whipped it together yesterday fairly quickly, and it was just enough to whet my appetite for creativity. Prior to the poster I hadn't created anything in literally 3 months. It was sad.

Today, in preparation for this blog post, I sucked it up, put my big girl panties on, and took the plunge. Re-entry into the digital world can be tough. You get rusty, you lose confidence and creativity and if you're gone long enough, styles can even change.

I made this:


It felt good.