I had another sleepless night, only this time thinking about mixed media.  Where do these ideas come from and why do they keep me awake?  I have no idea.  I will tell you this, though.  I decided to try some mixed media in a journal I made specifically for that purpose almost two years ago.  I wanted to give it a try.  If a page turns out great, I’ll rip it out and make a card out of it.  If it doesn’t, well, you know the rule, it’s only paper….so it’ll go into the trash.  Although if I’m using a book/journal, I won’t be able to rip it out very easily, so I guess it will just be one of those pages I do a flip through–you’ll still probably never see it.

As in all things Sandy, once I wrap my head around something, the next step is buying tools.  In this case, I thought I needed some Dylusion paints.  I really like the bold colors and wanted to use stencils and actually “play” for a change.  I know other crafters think card making is playing, but for me, it’s serious business (well, as serious as I can be.)  I try to make sure every card I make is for a purpose, and want each one to be good enough to be worthy of showing on a video.  That’s really not as much fun as it is stressful.  I’m still not at the stage where I feel comfortable in my crafty skin, so really work at it to ensure the cards I make are video worthy.  I’m hoping I’ll be able to let go, and not really think about the process, and just live in the moment when playing in the journals I have.  I guess we’ll wait to see if I can relax and just play, but for now, I’m waiting for the paints I ordered and we’ll go from there.  Cross your fingers for me, we could be in for a bumpy ride.

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