I accepted the Mind Wide Open Challange this month. If you are not familiar with Mind Wide Open you should check them out. I have a little button on the right side of my blog that will take you right there if you click on it. I have wanted to participate for awhile but have not found the time to do so till now. I had much fun while working on it but I wish I could have found more time to do it. Oh well, the important thing is I jumped in and swam(but I don't think I'm ready for the English Channel yet). Mind Wide Open gives you an image to use as a jumping off point for your project. They do this one time a month and you have a week to get it done. There are some very talented people participating and I just love to see what these creative people come up with! This month they gave us a sweet pic of two little girls and the word prompt"All dressed up" which we could use if we wanted to. I decided to do a jewelery box with the image. Below is the results. I am happy with how it turned out but I can look and see things I would change. That is okay. Primarily this is a learning/stretching experience for me. One thing you may not know about me is I hate to be the center of attention. I was very, very shy as a kid and my defense mechenism growing up was to try to be as invisible as possible. It is less likely to have people who make your life hard if they don't know you are there. Fast forward to the present and I still struggle with this. Blogging for me is practicing letting myself be seen a bit. Easier than in person. I love art. I love crafting. I don't have illusions that I am terrific at it but I want to grow and stretch and learn all I can about it. I lose myself in the process and I find that very, very freeing. So many possiblities with it. I am happy that I did it and let myself share it with others. I didn't let fear hold me back this time so I feel victorous! Hope you have a great week. Go check out Mind Wide Open. You will be glad you did. So many talented and crafty people! Sweetpea Sue .
Noah Purifoy, Artist and Human
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