Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Like a lot of you, I sometimes can tell who made a card by style and color...and I find that I gravitate to certain people’s cards because of a particular style.

Me…I’m still floundering. I feel like I’m all over the map sometimes, and other times feel like I’m stretching myself…to limits that I’m not totally comfortable with. This usually leaves me feeling either dissatisfied with the look of my work or that it looks unpolished and amateurish.

I sometimes find that I long for the days of…simple. Yeah. Remember when cards looked like this…

without all the embellies?

Don’t get me wrong…I love all the embellies and the inks and the tools and the distress kits, etc., etc.
I just wonder sometimes…if maybe…simple is really who I am and that I should stick with simple. I do know that simple can be so much more than this card…and yet, still be simple.
I know that simple doesn’t have to be a plain Jane, but instead, can be elegant and dramatic.

Maybe…I’ve been away from crafting too long and I’m finding it hard to find my mojo.
Then again, maybe it’s really just way too late for me to be awake and things will be clearer in the morning.

Then again…


Dawn said...

JJ - thats what happens when you are still working late..... I love the simple look. Sometimes like you I really have to work hard to make the card feel right. Sometimes I know its overdone...
Anyway once everything is settled in your life, it will all come together. I wish you well for the coming months of upheaval.

marije said...

simple, but very beautiful!