Last night, I attended a little crafty party happy hour sort of thing.
It was a bunch of crafty ladies, crammed around little tables, playing with glue and scissors for a couple of hours.
While it should have been fun and normal - I realized I watch way too many Bravo reality shows ... first I had this ridiculous feeling it was a competition and after I did anything, I imagined a well dressed middle aged person staring at it, saying:
"We just don't feel you in this piece. It's reminiscent of elementary school. And it makes us sad. Not good sad, just sad."
Once I stopped panicking about being sent home, I also started to realize that despite being so physically close that at times I felt like I was sitting on another crafter's lap, holding hands, we weren't ... well, talking. At all. And it might not have been awkward up until that point, but when I sensed the absence of any conversation, well, hello there awkwardness, my familiar friend.
So, while I
For some inspiration - I want to share the work of a collage-er who is just marvelous. Lobster and Swan had a little habit of recording the day in a big, beautiful way.
Hopefully it inspires you a little, today.
all images from recordtheday.blogspot.com