Friday, July 25, 2008

wanna see something really scary?

Remember that scene from The Twilight Zone movie? It's not quite that bad, but very close. First the background. I have a really artsy crafty family. I got my first sewing machine when I was in Kindergarten. "I could make that" is the anthem for my family. We don't always follow through, but there is a certainty that we could make it if we wanted to. The amount of craft supplies in our homes is nearly frightening.

After I quit working full time about 7 years ago, one of my friends invited me to luncheon with her card making group. They were all certain that I could make cards and should join in on their monthly card swaps. I had never really created with paper other than cut and paste in school. I liked to paint and sew, but paper just wasn't something I did. So, I joined. I bought a few stamps and ink and some paper and here is the first card I made for our fall swap. Are you ready?



I told you it was scary. Yes, that is a piece of a bag that some produce came in. No sense of composition, no style, no class. I'm so glad I saved one and I have a sneaking suspicion that others in the group did too. I mean who would you send it to? Can you believe that I still stamp and swap with some of those ladies. I'm amazed they didn't throw me out. I'm so glad they took me in and taught me how to stamp. I plan to take this card to my upcoming stamping classes. I think it will be funny to show my students where this journey started for me. How did your creative journey begin?

2 comments:

Kim H. said...

Oh this card is great! It is so fun to see how far we have some in our art journeys! My Gram got me a set of alphabet stamps that had faces and arms and legs...when I was 12 years old! That really started my art journey! I think that is why I LOVE alphabets sets! I continue and continue to buy them...LOL!

OldBagNewTricks said...

Tammi, you are the bravest woman ever! I tend to dispose of usch evidence -- of which there is much. As for the use of a produce bag -- isn't that the aspect that shows promise?

Jenny