Today is the last day of the blog everyday in June challenge! I made it…kind of. I think this was a great experience for me and gave me a chance to really open up about my crafting, and show off some past projects. Most of the participants in this challenge were card makers, so it was really cool to see a craft that I am not involved in.
Today's topic is What does crafting mean to you?
To me, crafting is a release. It is a sense of freedom that I have to remind myself is ok to enjoy. I've been meeting quite a few people who major in engineering or work in corporate and sometimes crafting makes me feel like I am not doing enough with my life, or it isn't as important as those that I meet. But after talking to them, and hearing how they don't really care for their job or that they aren't very happy with what they do, it makes me ecstatic to know that I am in a field that I love. I sew because it is my passion. No one has ever made me do it, or forced me to learn, I pushed myself to sew. When I make bags I have to stop and remind myself that I am actually working. It is just so crazy how a passion can be a career. And I love it.
So while I don't think I will be posting EVERY DAY for a while, this was such a great opportunity and I would definitely consider doing another monthly challenge! (I'm actually looking into another challenge now)
And a special shout out to Kairen at Karoove for hosting this challenge, go check out her awesome cards and her fantastic talent with color!