It is a core belief of mine that love makes the world go round, and I would like to think that it is a postive and healthy thing.
For me, love gives me a sense of purpose, whether I am working or I am creating. I am not saying I love all my patients, but I do love to care for others and that gives me a sense of purpose.
Obviously, I love my family, friends and pets but, early on in life, I learned that I would have to do a job that would bring me fulfilment if I was ever going to last working for the next 30 years!
At the time of my nurse training, I was the sole provider for my family. Nursing has always given me a sense of purpose and it also correlates with one of my core values that not everyone can help themselves, or be independent of needing help some time in their lives.
When I ask myself, why do I like crafting and why do I want to make cards, then I realise that cardmaking is really an extension of expressing love for myself and for others.
Crafting and cardmaking allows me to switch off from work and allows me to touch, feel and play with colour and mediums.
I used to love art and sewing at school. More than cookery actually, haha. I had to cook when I lived with my parents so that took the excitement off that one!
Good mental health practice, is to connect with what makes you happy and correlate that connection with what some of your core beliefs may be.
Hoping todays post gives you a chance to refllect on you and recognise what makes you happy.
Hugs, Cheryl 🙂
Well, I am the stranger really. I have been experiencing a hiatus from my card making over the last year. There are a number of reasons, some I would prefer not to share but generally, other factors took over and my crafting went on the back burner. As you probably know, stress plays havoc with the mojo and there were times I would stop, start, stop, then give up trying to make a card. I had even let my membership with the AFCI (Association For Creative Industries)- formally CHA lapse. So, I wasn’t going to Creativation this year. Until, Debbie Moore Designs sent out a link to those email registered with them.
Because of this link, I was able to attend Creativation 2019, with one week to sort myself out with a flight and a hotel. What can I say? Thank you to them for giving me the opportunity to be around such creative people again!
I made sure that I hugged a few familiar talented ladies and did a few Make n Takes. I immersed myself the best my confidence would allow. I tried to be in the moment and take in some creative inspiration.
So where do I go from here, I ask myself? Well, going and sitting around my lovely stamps and being in my craft room would be a start. Maybe this weekend thats what I should do!
Take care all, wish me luck!
Its a long weekend for most, and hopefully people are enjoying some quality family time.
I have taken advantage and had some quality time in my craft room. I certainly think my crafting mojo is returning. So keep and eye out for some new creations on my blog and Instagram.
In case you are curious, the stamp set used for this card is called Some Bunny and its by Simon Says Stamp.
I fly out to the UK on Wednesday. I will be staying with my daughter and two of my grandsons. My son will be there initially, then I will join him back in London for some sightseeing. One thing I hope, is that this snow in Calgary has melted away by the time I get back ha, ha.
Well, bye for now and enjoy the rest of your day.
Hugs, Cheryl 🙂