Fiona has recently posted an article on her blog saying that she's stopped crafting, all the stuff is put away and maybe she'll come back to it. She has lots of interests to divert her, after all she's a well rounded personality. But no crafting? Blimey; I've been thinking about that all morning. Sweet Sissy Dunnit once told me that she had turned down the chance to conduct workshops at her local store because she didn't want her hobby to become a pressure - it would spoil it. Fiona has recently given up a Stampin' Up franchise, the pressures of being 'out there', keeping up with samples, literature and finding customers, she says 'got to her'. And if you ain't enjoying something, you should wherever possible, stop or change, huh! So far and after all this time, the only part I don't really like is putting a workshop kit together after I've already done them (last minute bookings) and that's not exactly a reason to stop! When I had the shop, I was happy not to bring stuff home with me to do, it was enough of a creative outlet for me, even if I didn't always have the chance to 'play' with my products. No doubt for me that the crafting is also almost secondary to the community in which I find myself immersed, I love every social aspect of it, some parts of which it took me a while to 'break' into. So I think that's part of why I felt a rush of shock, sadness even, for Fiona's decision. I'm unable to imagine my days without a bit of crafting thrown in, what about you? How long can you go before you have to make something? Big holidays like Christmas sap your strength for a while, sure, but you're still planning and thinking about it aren't ya? Have you ever taken a real break from this paper madness? Fiona's qualified as a Dog Trainer, so it's not like she'll have nothing to do! How interesting.
OK and here's a pedantic PSA. Public Service Announcement. I like an acronym, as y'all know. But it has to be a properly used one. Here's the one that currently drives me mad.
ETA It has, in common usage, two meanings:
Edited To Add or Estimated Time of/to Arrival
It doesn't, hasn't and I can't find evidence that it ever meant anything related to drawing your attention to a matter in the written form. In those cases, NB is the acronym to be used. (Nota Bene, latin for note well, or please note or pay attention to this bit, blah blah). I don't know why I've suddenly started noticing this, and it shouldn't bother me, but it does. Lecture over.
Oh and PS - the card features Basic Grey papers (Sugar Rush) and a stamp by Hero Arts.