The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself. ~ Bill Murray
As I looked through my drawers of Unity stamps, I saw this sentiment by Donna Downey that made me smile. I thought about how an encounter with her changed my creative trajectory back in 2008.
I had started blogging in July 2007 and was really starting to fall in love with the creative process. I saw that she was going to hold her first ever Inspired Event. Even though I knew no one and would be traveling alone, I decided to make the journey.
However my most profound memory was that the experience confirmed that I was an artist ... and that I loved making art ... and oh where that journey has taken me. Thanks Donna for helping direct my path to a life where I get to do more of what makes me awesome every day.
I had no idea how long mail would take to get from Australia to Iowa ... but my long awaited stamps from Kellie Stamps finally arrived today. I used them for some Dare to Get Dirty Challenges as well as this week's CAS(E) this Sketch.
While in general I find masculine cards more challenging to create, I find masculine sympathy cards to be one of the trickiest. I often resort to floral designs for sympathy cards, which doesn't usually work when you need a masculine theme.