Thursday, September 6, 2012
my spirit. she is spirited. and messing up.
so, this page did not seem blog worthy to me. there are quite a few that never make it here. published. to share. most of the time it is because something goes wrong... the title, the pictures, the stitching. I just put it in the stack and let go, but do not share it. this time I wanted to change that up. because I wonder what do you do? do you mess up? do you make a whole page, spend all that time, and then something just goes wrong and it never gets shared?
maybe the stitching is all over the place and bit too messy? the photo over exposed? the journaling not quite what you wanted to say?
well, this page started out pretty good. I used a favorite new kit that was gifted to me. I was playing with some fun pictures that did not make my Project Life album, but I really loved. and lots of yummy extras... I layered and crumpled and played.... then as a last touch I wanted to add some red mist to finish it off, JUST ON THE TAG. then I hit my elbow on the sewing machine. and I dropped the top and splatter... on the journaling and the picture. uggggg. not only did it mess up the photo, but I further smudged my journaling trying to clean up the mist. oy. I was so upset.
but I had to pause. I looked down at those perfect pictures. that little girl looking back at me. her spirit is contagious. and her love is strong and forgiving. I immediately ran over to her to show her the page and she smiled. A LOT.
she asked me to read it to her. share my heart of the design with her. tell her about how I sewed on it just for her and said the bestest thing...
"I love red, just like you Mama. Thank you for adding it to my page. It's pretty."
ummmm, perfect, yes. I have a lot of letting go to do. This craft is always teaching me new things about myself. It helps me to see myself, as much as I see those I am designing about. this little page. it has a deep meaning and a lasting joy has engulfed my heart in the creation of it. I have a spirit to be real. and to be real on this blog. always.
and since the word of the post. the page. the girl. is spirit. I am linking up at