Hello everyone crafty! Can you believe it's not the end of the month yet, and I have already created my tag for August for Tim's 12 Tags of 2014?!! The words Tim wrote on his blog this month moved me so, and I had to get started earlier. If you haven't read them, I copied them here. Tim said...
"our style is as unique as our individual personality, the art we make is an expression of that, and sometimes we simply have to follow that creative muse…
muse /myo͞oz/: to become absorbed in thought or dreamy abstraction
now usually i have a pretty good idea of what i want to create before i start the tag each month since i try to feature a new product or design with a seasonal theme. however this month i didn’t plan a thing, i just gathered some of my favorite stamps, stencils, idea-ology findings, and distress products in a pile on my table. i wanted to create something for the art of it. this tutorial will give you a glimpse into my creative process (however crazy it may be), and you will see that like anyone else who creates, i change my mind along the way, think of new ideas that probably should have been done before something else, but nevertheless i just keep going until i’m happy with the end result. i’ve learned long ago to embrace my imperfections and that sure makes creating so much more enjoyable. so whether you’re obsessed with distress, or clean and simple is your thing, perhaps your happy place is bright colors, heck maybe even glitter is your sparkly obsession, this month i challenge you to create showcasing your own creative muse. it doesn’t get any better than that…t!m"
I was moved because even Tim, and we all know how great he is, doesn't have a plan before he sets out, and he even has mishaps along the way, but he just goes for it anyway until he is happy! He fulfills his muse! Art doesn't have to be perfect and all that matters is that you are happy with the end result! There are no mistakes in Art! Set yourself free, create, and be happy! That can apply to every area of our lives! I needed to hear that (again and again) because I get bogged down in the planning of it all, and trying to make too many people happy before I make myself happy. Creating Art shouldn't be that way...after all, we are the ones creating it. Right?!!
Anyway...enough of what goes through my crazy mind. Here is my take for this month's tag, and I followed Tim to the letter, just using my own favorites along the way!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!