20 Minute Club Minutes–Mod Podge All ‘RoundBy
This week’s 20 Minute Sessions were all about collage.
Lots and lots of gluing.
(I just discovered I’ve got Mod Podge ick all over my phone. That’s what you get when you answer your phone when you’re creating.)
I set up a 2nd beta test for my Creative Breakthroughs Collage Tele-class, and I played with the collages I created while I was teaching the first one. (Here’s an example of one on the left.)
This chance to play and re-work is one of my favorite outcomes of this tele-class I’m going to be offering.
During the class, everyone creates on 2-3 pieces at once (to lower the stakes), so even if you don’t finish everything you start during the tele-class itself, you have plenty of fodder for the rest of the week.
I also revisited a 36″ x 48″ collage I started a while back. I didn’t use the timer, but I broke down what I wanted to do into several different “tasks” and worked on it slowly over the course of the week.
First I traced off my front yellow strips in order to block them out so I could screen print my black background image “behind” them, then I screen printed, and then I layered paper circles on top.
I’m still working on it, but here’s the updated piece so far: (you can see I’m in a certain color frame of mine these days.) Who knows, maybe it’s mostly done.
Networking Quick Fix
I needed a quick Plan B.
Hunting around in my stash, I found some cute fat square wooden offcuts from a friend’s woodworking project and decided to turn them into magnets.
I decoupaged like a madwoman all afternoon and then met my niece for dinner beforehand and we quickly glued magnets onto the backs of all the little decoupaged squares right at our table. Nothing like finishing a craft project over drinks!
One waiter even found me a black sharpie to do a few small touch ups. (And they say New Yorkers are jaded.)
They went over really well at the event, and I’m actually thinking they’re a better idea than postcards. Of course, I’ve used up my thick little wooden squares, but maybe I can find some more.
To read more about why I think taking the time to appreciate things about yourself (big and small) is important for keeping your creative momentum going, click here.
Here’s my five for the week:
- I appreciate that I’m trying to find some balance, even if it’s eluding me at the moment.
- I appreciate that I came up with my magnet idea for the networking event.
- I appreciate that I listened to my feelings instead of my head and skipped going to a cool WordPress event on Tuesday evening because it was raining and I didn’t feel like suffering.
- I appreciate that I’m still putting one foot in front of the other on some projects that are hard hard hard.
- I appreciate that I meditated every day this week even when I felt too busy to do it.
How was your creative week? Lots done? Not so much? Did you get a timer? Still thinking about it? Please share in the comments, I’d love to hear.