My post and project this month is as much (maybe more) about my creative process as the project itself. Sometimes I start with a stamp set and decide on a card or project because I like the images in the set, but more often it starts with a story of some kind - whether it's a person to celebrate or encourage, a scene or picture I want to recreate, or a keepsake to help me remember something important. Today's project is the latter - a keepsake to remind me of some truths I’m prone to forget.
This month’s blog hop focus on butterflies got me to thinking about the change that the caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly. I don’t know about you, but I have always had a hard time adjusting to change. And the last few years have been full of changes – especially this last year when the whole world shut down. There were changes that I had no control over, and changes that I had control over but often found it hard to take action to break habits and thought patterns and create new rhythms. I’ve had to learn that I have a choice in how I respond to change - I can get angry or depressed or I can embrace or lean into it and search for ways to grow stronger through it.