The reason that most of us create is for the sheer joy of it. Sometimes it's because we need something but often being creative is not the necessity of an end product (although that's very nice), but more out of a creative need inside. We love to create. There is a joy in the process.
Hi everyone...it's Julia here and today let's start 2017 with creating just for the joy of it.
Each year I sit down and take some time to ponder a word for the year. One that I will think about and one that will inspire me. This year I've chosen joy. 2016 was just plain difficult for me and my family. It brought a lot of tears and heartache and this year I've decided that while I can't change many things in my life.. no matter what I'm going to choose joy for 2017.
Today's project is an altered wall hanging that full of all kinds of creative goodies and it's going to hang in my creative space to remind me to choose that joy day in and day out. It also reminds me of the joy of being creative and that a little time taken to steal away from the every day is priceless therapy.
This oval wood piece is covered first with patterned paper and then layered with die cuts and then embellished.
There's just so much on here....little bits and pieces from my desk, paper flowers, rolled flowers and paper leaves. I've also tucked in some of my favorite die-cuts using the File Folder, Hearts ATC and Notepaper dies. You can find all the links below at the end of the post.
How are you kicking off a creative new year? Pull out your favorite supplies and get crafting!
Maya Road Supplies: