I am not artistic.
I can't draw worth a lick, ask all my art teachers throughout elementary and high school. I can't sew or knit or crochet despite my mother's best efforts...and believe me, she tried again and again and again to
Despite all of this, I've always thought of myself as a creative person even though I'm still not sure what I want to create. At least I'm pretty definite about what I don't want to create.
So the above stone, given to me by a dear friend, has become my inspiration for life. I want to spend my life creating beauty in some form.
I once saw a leather cuff bracelet with CREATE on it and I've wanted one ever since so when I saw the Junk Girls booth at Goat Hill, I was thrilled to see a large selection of leather cuffs.
Each cuff sported a brass plate with a word hand-stamped on it. Best of all, the Junk Girls were offering free personalization during the show so I could get a bracelet made, just for me, with my special word on it. Bliss! I knew I could only buy one thing at the show and in the end it was an easy decision.
The whole process was fun, I got to place my order with Jenny from the Junk Girls, who is an amazing artist, and we tweaked the design until it was perfect. I picked out the leather cuff and then Melissa got to work banging her hammer on the anvil to stamp the letters. Speaking of creative endeavors, metal stamping looks like fun! I have all sorts of ideas for future projects.
After the brass plate was stamped, I was taken over to Bombshell Betty's booth where Betty (aka Jodi) attached it to my leather cuff with brass tacks. The end result was a piece of art that brings back wonderful memories of the beautiful Goat Hill vintage fair every time I look at it.
I really wish I could end this blog post by telling you about all the wonderful things I've created in the month since I've been wearing this bracelet every day. Yep, I wish I could.
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