Monday, November 10, 2008

I lost my rainbow ...

I'm not sure how it happened, or when it happened, or why it happened. It just happened. I lost my scrappin' spark. I lost my creative energy. I lost my rainbow.

I realized the other day that somewhere along the way, I lost sense of the purpose behind my scrapbooking. Scrapbooking is a hobby, but it's also an art form and to quote one of my art teachers from high school: "you can't make art if your soul isn't singing". I became so fixated on the newest products, the latest techniques, the newest gadgets and tools that I forgot that scrapbooking is about preserving your memories and expressing yourself on paper. So I'm taking a little "time out" from scrappin' to get things right with my creative soul again. And as soon as I do, I'll be back here posting layouts that actually MEAN something to me.

In the meantime, I'll keep you posted on my everyday life (it's kinda boring but it's better than nothing) and random tidbits of inspiration I find online. And please, send positive creative vibes my way!


PS - The picture above is a print I bought from an artist in Portugal. I fell in love with it. Those who know me know that I feel called to work with young women who are going through tough times, and I love how the girl in the painting is crying but still holding on to her rainbow ... her hope. Jesus offers the ultimate hope and I love this verse from Psalm 130 that says: "I wait for the Lord, my soul waits ... and in His Word, I put my hope." This painting reminded me of that verse and of what I feel called to do for God in this world.


sarah said...

i hope you get your scrapping mojo back asap!

it'll come soon, no worries.

also, hope you don't mind but i've tagged your blog. check out my blog for how to play!


Jessica said...

Miss Stephybelle, you need to get your mojo back! I'm going to miss your newest layouts and other artistic creations until you do.

Steph, you need to learn how to get your (scrapping) groove back!

Melody said...

It is very ironic that you and I seem to be going through a similar thing. Lately taking a creative break has been working for me. I really haven't slowed down my knitting, but this time it's all about giving the items that I'm making and making something for myself too. Next week I plan to take some time to just sit and scrap for a while. I haven't actually taken time to scrapbook in months, probably close to 6 months, because I've been so focused on 'more important' things. 'Oi !

I love the print you posted here and what it means to you. ;-)