I've spent studio days finishing the greeting-card book I'm making for my lovely daughter - in her favorite colors. I honestly cannot believe how fun it is and how much I enjoy the continuous problem solving that arises during any 'first-time' project. I've made progress on the cover (wow, talk about problem solving!) and all the spreads are ready to bind.
Each spread has one side for attaching notes or photos and I've branched out quite a bit, making pockets, flaps, mini-books and using wire (and fibers) in ways I haven't tried before. A great creative stretching exercise for sure!
That's one of the many aspects of workshops that I love, love, love (along with learning new techniques:). I'm currently taking Lesley Riley's Compose Yourself and Sally Jean's Princess Collage; talk about an adrenalin-rush excitement, these amazing artists have so much to offer and I can't wait to soak it all up! I've also ordered a couple of Seth Apter's, which I'm sure will be as amazing as he is.
Speaking of workshops, the Red Thread Retreat, (October 2012), is where I learned, played, drank wine and had a blast with 17 other fabulous women - one of the best weekends ever! That's where I met my pal, the lovely and talented Rachel Stewart (creative force behind Blue Finch Jewelry). She recently made earrings for a number of new followers after a Grow Your Blog party. And she surprised me with a pair! Not only are they gorgeous, but (unbeknownst to her), I collect roosters and it's my Chinese Zodiac animal. Astrology isn't a guiding force in my life but it's fairly fascinating!
I hope you're making time to create and that whatever you're working on brings you much joy!