Friday, November 22, 2013

A Little External Motivation Never Hurts, Part One

Yes, well, all my good intentions for being a consistent blogger have pretty much gone out the window!  Or have they?  I have been helping a friend with her blog, and it's got me thinking I need to give my own a little TLC.  So I'll show you what external motivation has been doing for me lately.  Here's Part One.

iHanna is an angel.  She gets me making art at least twice a year!  For this year's fall Swap I used some spray inks, stencils, Silks Acrylic Glazes, and colored my own artwork with my creamy Prismacolor pencils.  I felt like I wanted to send a little gift with the postcards, so I made small vellum bags, attached them to the cards and filled them with my handmade ephemera.  It was absolute bliss creating them, and now I'm inspired to use some of these materials in our holiday cards this year.  I've participated in iHanna's swap for about three years now, and can't wait for the next one.  My past creations can be seen here,  here, and here.

The quote says:  Generosity is the most natural outward expression
of an inner attitude of compassion and loving kindness.
~Dalai Lama XIV