Hello! Hello! Thank you for stopping by! And thanks to all who participated last week.
NEWS - I received requests from folks to keep the party going. At the end of the 10 weeks I won't have anything more to say, so I will keep this blog party going but I won't be talking. I will just share images of something I made, I hope you join in with your creations.
It's been another a busy week but this weekend was particularly exciting. I hail from India and this weekend India was playing in the cricket World Cup final and won!!! Indians are crazy about cricket, for all the diversity in India this sport is the great uniter. And the atmosphere in India at a time like this is unique. A billion people are glued to their TVs, the streets are empty when the game is on, the country comes to a complete stop!!! No work gets done.
As soon as India won, there were fireworks and dancing in the streets. The atmosphere in India is electric and super festive. It's quite an experience!
Back in New England my creative activity this week came from Photoshop Elements. I have been learning this tool over the last year and have wanted to learn about it for longer than that. And I am loving it!
Before we move on to today's topic I want to shout out to Joyce. She works for a newspaper - does photography and more - and she will tell you she loves it, is a grandmother who devotes loads of her time to grandkids and is super-crafty (in the good way!). How she does it all, I don't know! She inspires me.
Today's topic - Writing down ideas!
This isn't a long topic but an important one! I used to think that writing/sketching ideas was not important. I will remember them. But I was wrong. After some time I forgot! And then I saw something that reminded me of the idea and once again it would slip away. So I did start writing ideas and in the case of jewelery I sketch my ideas. I also put down the date I jotted the idea.
And I noticed some things - the ideas that I really cared about appeared over and over. The ones that I was intrigued about but didn't care much about faded away. With the many interests I have this also helped me identify the top 3 or 4 things I cared about (jewelry, collage, photography and Photoshop). It helped me streamline through the zillion ideas buzzing around my head.
And another magical thing happened too. The ideas became intentions. Some of the things I wrote down 2 years are coming true now. When I look back at my entries from 2 years back I had written "want to learn Photoshop" and this entry appeared over and over. I didn't know where to begin and how. But since I cared about it enough, my subconscious was registering and percolating things that I didn't know. I paid attention to any information I got on photography and Photoshop. And when you care enough about something you try to find ways to make it happen.
That's the other fun thing about writing/sketching your ideas, you see your own evolution! It is fun to flip through your own ideas journal. And sometimes you even run into an entry where you go - "Oh yeah, I still want to do that".
And here's what I am sharing this week:
And if you had stopped by earlier this week, you would have seen this same image with yet another set of colors. I couldn't stop playing with the colors in my composition.
I bought the collage kit for this project from Cat Scrap.
And I can't leave you without some goodies. Here are other places to buy digital kits for collage/scrapbooking:
Do you have any digital scrapbooking sites to share? What creation will you share today? You can link up until Tuesday, April 5th, noon EST.
Next week's topic - Tools, Tips and Technology! What are you favorite tools? Do you ever feel like you are cheating because you are using some tool?