Hi Dolls! I'm pulling double duty today with two posts...this one kinda random, but I do random REALLY well! I have finished my Rosette Swap package, Jill at Gypsy Brocante paired swap partners last week and I was pleasantly pleased with my partner. She set it up to be a surprise for the recipient to not know who their partner is until they recieve their package! Which I think really adds to the fun!
Just a tease of my creation for the swap...I love how it all came together, very DRAMATIC, which I happen to LOVE! I hope my partner will love it too! Stay tuned...on September 1st the big REVEAL will take place here and amongst all of the participants of the swap.
Now for the random...my work table (sorry for the shadows it was raining and kinda dark). I have been struggling somewhat with my creativity in the sense that there is so much to do in the rest of life and so little time to do it ALL! I am sure all of you creatives out there struggle to find the balance as well. I just feel I need to be in my studio accomplishing and producing but often that calls for leaving the dishes, the laundry, unpaid bills, a dusty, messy house, errands undone, phone calls not returned...shall I go on? It blocks me artistically when feel like I'm neglecting everything else in order to create.
If only it didn't feel like an ongoing tug o' war...the have to's, the need to's, the want to's. Aww...so is the life of a creative artistic and all the complicated issues that go with it. How to be all to everything...? That is the question.
Okay Dearies, next random...one of my frustrations is tea/coffee stained tags. Mine seem to be warped, wrong color, not aged enough, etc. etc. Do share if you know of a great technique to achieve that really aged darker than tea stained look...see above, I like those but even more of an ancient look would be perfect! I am wondering if there is something else to be used other than soaking in a coffee/tea solution.? PLEASE your input would be GREATLY appreciated! Until the next round of rambling be well.
Crazy Gypsy Love!