I want to craft but can't as much as I use to, several reasons - mostly I'm too busy painting.
I can't remember how we met.. but we did! Sara's quite the crafter & lovely young woman,
we exchanged a few email & soon I felt as though we were' two pee's from the same creative alien pod. Sara had a little 'needle felted octopus', I asked if she wanted to barter, as I do.
YES! I have my octopus & more! My part of the barter is still being worked on NOW.. it was my reminder to post. Sara a.k.a the Chronic Crafter is a crafty, determined person- her weekly newsletters are always a craft easy enough for beginners!!
I get the entire 'stoner thing'.. so be it. Like many enjoy wine at these painting parties, I too even think, I feel like getting HIGH. In reality - I just feel like feeling good. Don't you?
My blog, has been a part-time job, this I know- from cartoons & research to persistence as well as constant content is NOT an easy task, it had to become habit. Build an audience on top of it that is interested in repeat returns & POSSIBLY make any sort of income from it-- it too is CREATIVE work it's another reason I like what she's doing. Persistence.
Sara was the first to color my FREE Easter page and send it to me. ;) Thank You.
I've met many creative beings the past few years (especially fellow cartoonists) but it's nice to meet someone who shares my love of crafting'- so much so- when I see something on PIN- I'll send it to SARA! "Make this! or "This looks easy & cool" - the next thing I see is - it was created in her newsletter. We both wanted to make the Stuffed Stash jar (I don't need a Teddy bear stash jar), it's a cute idea to stash your stash.. I gave her a little 'jar of a reminder to get busy on it- her honesty- admitting she glued the Teddy Bears head on backwards made me giggle, I thought - 'Oh yeah, I could see how she did that!' It's CRUCIAL for beginner crafters to realize -us "professionals" all F*ck up, it's how we learn. Martha makes it look too easy - so when beginners try an do make a mistake they are discourage - I can't do it and don't.
DO! Sara and I both are here to tell you - DO! There are fewer things more satisfying as CREATING or making something old new again - in this highly tossed world. I've pretty much already tried' much of what I have seen Sara creating (don't forget I use to teach crafts for years) but I KNOW many of you have not- it does not have to be 'STONER crafts'- all crafts can be changed to use for kids, make a little stash jar for them to hide a tooth or treasure of their own. Teach a little girl how to DIP an old glass ornament even a shell into nail polish - it does not need to be a bong. HAVE FUN! Sara is helping in her own stoner way to keep you inspired another day! Turn off the television and DISCOVER what YOU are capable of! Me - I can summons Wild Blue Jays! My power is endless! As long as my peanut supply is.
Sara is Canadian, lives with her honey & cute kitties in B.C., we have quite the distance to go to hang out together! For now we will continue being creative friends on line. Check out her website - it will take you to facebook, instagram & PIN!
Speaking of PIN, being crafty- I found a carrot cake recipe. OH MY, OH MY! Using 2 cups of grated fresh carrots and all goodness - here's the thing- I toss all in a bowl and mix- it works terrific! The Butter Cream Cheese icing- NOM NOM! They are as good as I was getting from the little coffee shop - better- I'm making them! FRESH.
Know what tastes delicious on a hot day? Frozen carrot cake.
Thursday is expected to be 30 something! A heat wave? Get baking now! lol
Here it is: http://pinchofyum.com/best-carrot-cake-cupcakes-with-cream-cheese-frosting
If you visit me - I have some in the freezer- unless I remember it at 2:00a.m. like last night.
One more thing, I woke yesterday and said OUT LOUD you are going to have something WONDERFUL happen today.. It did.
I was lying down for a nap and Storm called me -I looked up & there David' at the door (one of Storms friends since they were little) standing there, he had a bunch of long stemmed roses & he smiled at me & in his peace-full voice said:
"Happy Mothers day, I'm sorry I couldn't get them to you yesterday".
They are some of the most beautiful roses I've ever been given, by far.