Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Creating Art

For today's blog topic, I am going to address the challenge question posted on the Two Peas message board. The question is, "Is creating "beautiful art" more important than the process of creating?"

My immediate answer would be that I don't care if my art is beautiful, as long as I enjoy the process. But of course, we all want what we create to be deemed beautiful. Many times I think I get to caught up in thinking about what other people's opinions are going to be about my work.

The most important thing to remember is that creating shouldn't be a chore. You should enjoy the process.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Time for an update

I haven't posted for a while so I thought I would catch up on some things that have happened recently. First of all, I went to New York with my husband a couple of weeks ago. I never wanted to travel to New York because I was afraid to fly. I am proud to say that I have now conquered my fear of flying. New York was great and I hope to go back again when we have more time to see the sights.

Saturday was a Girl's Day Out for me, Kimi, and her Mom. We had such a good time visiting a scrapbook store in Winter Garden and having lunch at this quaint French bakery. The new scrapbook store is Scrap Paper Scissors ( This is a new venture for the owner and she is very enthusiastic about her new business. The store is small but she has a bunch of cool items (most things I haven't seen in any other store locally). I really encourage anyone in the area to stop by. It's important for all of us to support these small local businesses.

I also found out that I only need 3 MORE CLASSES in order to receive my AA degree. I was so excited when I found out. I never thought I would get to this point and I can finally see light at the end of the tunnel. I am taking all 3 classes that I need over the summer semester. It's going to be a lot of hard work but I think it will be worth it.

So since I have all of this work ahead of me with school, I have decided that I need to take a break and / or significantly cut back on scrapping. This was a hard decision for me to make but it's something that is ultimately going to be in my best interest. In order to help me stay focused, I have put away many of my scrapping supplies and have turned my "scrapping desk" into my "homework" area. I have been really sad most of the day because it is scrapping and crafting is something that I enjoy so much. Tomorrow is time for a new start...first day of classes. I am hoping that the next 3 months goes smoothly & I earn my degree.