My word for 2016 is Engage. At the start of the year, I had all sorts of plans about how I was going to become a super blogger, all in an effort to engage. I would have weekly posts for series and I was going to tackle the world. In the end, what I did was the complete opposite.
When I decided to become a super blogger it quickly became apparent that not only did I have to come up with a bunch of ideas. Then, I’d have to create and photograph everything. And of course, I wanted it to look amazing. Oh, don’t forget excellent and witty content. Not too much, just the right amount. But always, lots and lots of pictures. Plus, stay on top of everything else. Be the perfect cook, the perfect housekeeper, and implode in 5, 4, 3, 2….
Well, the good news is that I didn’t implode. I did have an epiphany, though. I’m never going to be the woman I was prior to having a stroke. I need to let that person go and accept that I may be forgetful, I may distract easily and I’m rarely going to achieve perfection. I also need to accept that because of this stroke I have a new and budding artistic side to my personality. I’m learning and my results don’t have to be beautiful. They don’t even have to turn out like I hoped or envisioned.
With that in mind, I’m going to stop trying to write beautiful and elaborate posts. I’m going to stop trying to write scheduled posts. What I am going to do is share what I’m up to. If at some time they turn into something more detailed…so be it.
So. Today, I played with Tim Holtz Collage Medium (matte). It was exactly like Tim described in his videos. The dry time is Now. Once I had a few layers on I could feel that it was still damp but the layer that I applied was still firmly attached, Now. I didn’t have any issues with the layers wanting to move once applied.
Forty-one minutes from the time I took out a sheet of cardstock to cut until they were done. These will be backgrounds for ATCs. Or maybe a layer on a card. I’m sure I’ll add ink to some. If I do, I’ll be sure to link back to here. Until next time…