I work best when I have an assignment. This was a project every family had to do for our child's preschool class. We get this assignment every year and I actually love it. I love to scrapbook, but sadly this creative outlet has found its way into my life only a few times in the last year.
I love to paper scrap, hybrid scrap and digital scrap. I go in and out of doing them all. One day I'll upload some of my work here, but if this link works you can see some of them on my flickr account. But I stopped doing it for awhile last year while my joints were hurting so much from the lupus.
I am feeling so much better now, praise God. But I tend to 'let' myself scrapbook only once the dishes are clean, the lunches are made, the house is tidied, the laundry is done, and the closets are organized. You know all of those daily necessities. And honestly by the time that's all done, I generally want to just crash and read or spend time with my husband watching a movie or talking before going to sleep.
But I forget that when I don't create and don't have this kind of outlet I get kind of cranky. I realize after the fact that something has been missing.
So assignments are good and this one came just at the right moment. I had to sit down and go through pictures to find the people and things my daughter loves right now. It was fun and therapeutic and just plain made me happy. It's all digital using a kit I had purchased long ago from designer digitals. (This link is to the accessories that went with the papers, but I don't actually see the papers there anymore. It's a cute school days kit).
So with this knowledge about myself, I'm taking my little window of time while the kids are in school today to sit down and create... to draw and work on my dream. Because the dishes and papers that need filing and the fridge that needs cleaning will still be there and in fact they'll need to be done again shortly after I've finished anyway. So why not let them wait awhile and set aside time to create. I really need to make this area of my life a part of my 'to do' list with a deadline.
So with that said, this is brief because my pencils and my pandora are calling me. ;) I hope you're finding time to create today too!
This is linking to gitzen girl's YOU:create so go check out the other entries for inspiration!