Bloom and Flow: Experimenting and Crafting My JOY!

The thread is calling and I must give it a go!

Hi Friends! I just thought I’d share a little story of inspiration with you today!

Climb on into the way back machine with me to when I was about 7 years old. ? 7 was a magical year for me as a maker. I learned to sew, crochet, knit and needlepoint. And so it all began! I’m not gonna lie, being a maker is deeply threaded into my DNA. Tee hee!

In different seasons of my life, I’ve moved in and out of crafting my JOY through making. All kinds of making. In my 20’s and early 30’s, I was very very much into needlepoint and embroidery with knitting tossed in to round out a makers paradise. Papercrafting, painting, and sketching have always been in the mix and never, ever too far from my hands in all the decades of my life.

There’s something so mesmerizing about watching watercolor flow. So good!

Oh…. the paper though. ? Paper! Putting paint on it, drawing, cutting, shaping and making something new with it, is pure JOY. Did I ever mention how much I love painting flowers? ? Maybe once or twice?

And so now… the thread is calling and I must give it a go. There’s something so delightful about stitching french knots in the centers of my watercolor florals.

And this my friends…is what “crafting your joy” is all about. It’s a HUGE reason why I love teaching so much. Teaching is my superpower and I just want to share how to’s, inspiration, and see YOU bring things to life.

I hope you get some time today to explore and make! Whatever it is… enJOY! Big Love!

The Thread is calling and I must give it a go!

Combining Painting and Stitching into Mini Art = PURE JOY!

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