When I start feeling stressed I tend to do several things:
- comfort shop
- eat too much chocolate!
- start several new projects instead of finishing ones half done
- procrastinating about even the smallest decisions
- Lose myself in a good book
- sleep too much in the daytime
- don't sleep at night
- All of the above
That was a rhetorical question, I know from experience that many of us do all those things and more. I know this time will pass and I am endeavouring to have some fun in my life until it does!
I blogged recently about my discovery of zentangles and zendoodling and am still enjoying this relaxing art form.
here. You can see examples of ATC's here.
There are lots of ATC galleries online, I just chose one randomly for this post.
Swallowing my anxiety about being 'good enough' I joined swapbot.
Swapbot is a website for people all over the world to register and join in swaps of all different kinds of things. I am currently doing my first swap of an ATC with two friends who kindly offered to get me started. I was super excited to receive my very first ATC in Friday's mail along with some pretty glitter and ATC sleeves from my friend shabby-jules who also keeps a couple of blogs. Jules is a very talented and creative lady. You can see some examples of her work on her craft blog here.
You will be GLAD you did!
This is the gorgeous ATC I received from Jules.
Isn't it just lovely? Our theme was nature. I can't show you the cards I made just yet as the ladies I am swapping with haven't received them and they might be peeking at my blog. (and that would spoil the surprise) I am hoping with practice my art/craft skills will improve and grow!
Does anyone here belong to swapbot? Make ATC's?
wishing you sunshine in your shadows