This post may appear a little later than usual, not because of the techno gremlins but I have been having a play day with friends and became somewhat distracted.
Today it is time for the letter 'T' which stands for 'Try'. This word was a suggestion made to me very recently and I have actually substituted the word I was going to use.
What does the word 'Try' mean to you apart from being something to do with scoring in rugby? There is nothing wrong if you try to do something but don't succeed. It's very easy to say 'I can't do this' or 'I don't like' that without ever trying. It often takes a lot more effort, guts and determination to try; even more so if you get knocked back. There are many people to be admired for continuing to try, to keep coming back for more. However, there is something that can be counter productive; here's an example.
How many of you got 'must try harder' on their school report? And actually, how demotivating was that comment? As crafters one of the things we are all guilty of at some time or another is trying too hard. We have surrounded ourselves with crafty stash, sat down at the table and then everything we stamp, colour, ink, cut out fails to strike the right note. We aren't happy with any of our creations and our confidence takes a knock. I know, I've been there. And it's okay, you don't have to produce a stunning piece of artwork every time you sit down with a stamp or colouring pencil in your hand. The more you force yourself the less creative you will be.
My tag today is one that I made some time ago.
The leaves from Woodland Dreams were stamped using a selection of dye based inks. I then stamped several more onto another piece of card, cut them out, dusted Perfect Pearls over the top and attached them to the tag using foam pads.
The sentiment, also from Woodlands Dreams, was then stamped, cut out, edged with ink and finally attached with more foam pads.
This tag was very simple to make, but quite effective don't you think.
I'll finish with this, the next time you find yourself not achieving the goals you set for yourself don't stop trying, just stop trying too much.
See you tomorrow
PS Thanks to my best buddy Glenda for today's word