I am in a group on Facebook called The Studio and I had signed up for this months challenge. It is an ATC challenge where we have to create several cards and share them throughout this month. The theme is LOVE. But not love of others, but sharing something that you love about yourself. Wow, was that a hard one for me to think about. Especially after how I felt about myself after this past year where I felt like I had completely fell apart.
I had no idea what to do, so I pulled out a magazine and started flipping through it and found the sentence, "I'm no shrinking violet." After I saw that, I knew it's what I had to use. Heck, I just survived one crappy year and I've been through loads of other pretty awful things and guess what, I'm still here, still moving on, still plugging along, still trying to make it work and make things better. Then I remembered a magazine ad that I had in my stash of papers for collage. It was covered with violets. So down into my studio I went (a.k.a. the dark, creepy and freezing cold unfinished basement lol), I turned on my video camera and here's what I created.
I'm really happy with how it turned out. It's been quite awhile since I have made an ATC and I sure have been jealous of all of the wonderful ones I've seen people swapping on Instagram. I hope to be able to join in some swaps soon, that's for sure!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to be sharing more this weekend. I have completed several pages from my collage journal that I'd like to share and I will also have a video of my working on some of those pages as well. I also finished an art journal page and need to work on the video for that one, too. Lots going on and it sure does look like my Muse decided to come back home. Wow, am I ever so grateful!! <3