I have been in a weird place lately. I know I need to create, I want to create, but scrapbooking just isn't an option for me. I'd love to do it, but I'm not emotionally there yet. Back in February, when my Dad was in the hospital I signed up for my first Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap. I thought it would be something small I could do while I was at the hospital and figured it would help pass the time. Well about a week or so after I signed up for it, my Dad passed away, so needless to say I didn't think about it again. In May the host emailed me and told me that my cards were late and asked if I planned on doing them still. I told her about my situation and she was very understanding. She told me not to worry about the ATC's if I didn't feel up to them. I thought about it. I really didn't feel like doing them, but I made a commitment so I said I would still do them and would work on them that weekend. Well, doing those cards was so freeing, and felt so good. See creating for me has always been extremely therapeutic and over all effects my mood. I must say I didn't think they were my best work. It was like learning to scrapbook all over again, but they made me feel better.
Fast forward to now.. I have since done 23 ATC swaps and was totally addicted to them. I've even hosted three: favorite photograph, Napoleon Dynamite and a Skull one. I still am doing them, but it's time to move on... so what am I doing now?!? You'll have to check back tomorrow to find out!