Those that know me well know that art has always been a huge part of me.
I studied art through high school and college, apprenticed for a designer, and painted, lettered, sketched, took pictures. A. LOT.
and then I had children…
With so many little fingers around there wasn’t space or time for the art I once did.
So I adapted.
Having my first child thrust me into the desire to scrapbook every moment of his life, but then I blinked and had 3 children and not one completed scrapbook. I played with rubber stamping. Stamps took over my craft space. When our basement flooded while I was pregnant with baby #4 (happy birthday Mikaela!!) I temporarily lost my craft space and grew a desire to craft in a way that was a little more portable. We had just started to cloth diaper so I was venturing into wool covers and had my mom teach me knitting basics. I knit A LOT. I wanted more yarn in more colors so I grabbed some undyed yarn and dug out my old dyes. CreativLEI Made was born. Knitting and dyeing soon led to spinning my own yarn too. SO. MUCH. FUN. When I began homeschooling I lost the time I used to have to dye. I still knit and I still spin though.
After losing Miranda knitting is just… different.
I should be knitting longies and sweaters for my little peanut. But she’s not here. The layette I knitted for her has been packed away. I’ve worked on some knitting for myself, mostly shawls and a little bit of spinning.
But it just isn’t the same right now.
I found an offering for an online lettering class from Joanne Sharpe (Whimspirations). It was very reasonable priced and I have nearly all the supplies in my stash already, so I signed up.
I had a blast rummaging through my stash and putting my supplies into a nice portable workcase so that I can work on my homework whenever and wherever I get a few minutes.
I love journaling and the idea of doing it a little more artistically tickles me.
We’re two lessons in so far and I’m having so much fun! It’s been a great creative outlet.
It isn’t too late for you to join in!
Be sure to say hi if your in the class with me! Can’t wait to see you there.