Monday, June 23, 2008

Weekly Challenges

Over the past several months I have become aware of many of the sites I visit having weekly artistic challenges. I have not had the guts to take one of these challenges on. I wish I was that creative. My biggest challenge is actually acting on some of the ideas I have. I try really hard to be creative in my gifts to my family and friends. For example my niece just graduated I'd love to create something so special that she'll want to keep it forever. My other niece is turning 30, again I'd love to create something unique to match her personality. My enemy is time. It use to be money and then I sent my husband out to get another job. But here I sit thinking of what to do, my body is exhausted, my mind is flat and my house full of ideas I didn't get to. So how will I say congratulations grad , or happy birthday. I keep thinking and thinking and just when I get a scathingly brilliant idea I am reluctant to act on it, just in case the recipient does not like it. I know, I know I should be creating instead of blogging, but that's all I have the energy to do. Thank God for laptops. How do you feel when you receive a hand crafted gift. I like to think I'm a little more professional and achieved as an artist to say it's a piece of art, not crafts. I'm not talking macaroni art. I always say "if you don't like it you don't have to keep it" but I somehow think they do and just hide it someplace in a drawer and eventually it goes to that special place all unwanted gifts go. Help! Express yourself, do you like getting these kinds of gifts.

I've had to edit this post, on Tues. as I think I will not get any comments from my family. They are terrified they'll get stuff as gifts and not store bought items.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ms. Irenka, I take offense to your family comment!  I love the gifts I get from you.  My dresser has a lovely box that you painted for one of my birthdays.  I have a beautiful CD cabinet that Mitch and I got for our 25th.  All your wonderful Christmas ornaments and items go up every year.  I wish you were still making the angels and santas!Now if you are talking diamonds, well I like those too!Your appreciative sister, Alice.

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