I stopped by my friend Minky’s website today. I was looking for some positivity. Naturally, I found it. I love reading all the beautiful sayings and poetry on her sites. Today, I lit upon some lovely berries on her page at Minky Things. From there I read sweet things and saw impish little pixies and loads of pixie dust! There was plenty to tickle my soul. Click on the image below and it will take you to a page listing all of Minky’s sites.
While I waas basking in the peace and serenity of Minky Things, I read that there was a challenge going on. Minky gives you a little “Pixie” kit to use. The challenge is to make a card, a layout, a QP, whatever your little heart desires, and post it on your own blog, sending Minky the link, by July 17th.. So, that is what I did!
The time that I spent, nudging this and that around in Photoshop, was so therapeutic for me. Everything has been really ‘touchy’ lately. There hasn’t been very much harmony in my life. A series of events, which culminated this past weekend within a group I belong to, seriously threatened my creativity and my peace. I create to please no one but myself. It’s always nice when someone says something good about a piece I’ve made. But, it isn’t that important. Not as important as what I made, how I felt when I made it and what, if anything, I walked away with, as far as peace of mind and soul. I meditate while tinkering around with something like this. So, whenever I create, or even work on a layout, it exhausts me. It’s a very emotional thing for me. My scrapbooking stuff is no exception, but, I do it so frequently, I pace myself and it works good.
I’m not going to go into any details; I am trying to get past it. Suffice it to say that things were somewhat changed and it wasn’t conducive to my creativity, much less a peaceful soul. Turning to my art when I need ‘me time’ was impossible because of the negativity that had become attached to it. Thus, my visit to Minky Things. I have quite a few ‘remedies’ for my depression which don’t come in a any bottle. I do a lot of herbal and surround myself with positivity and happiness as often as possible. I choose not to be unhappy. I meditate and I read affirmations such as the ones on Minky’s sites. It’s a conscientious effort that pays off for my well-being.
I’m on the mend. I feel so much better today than the past few days. Here is what I made for the first ever “Faerie-Nuf Challenge…Pixies” It’s a quick page you can download and use if you like. Just click on the preview to go to Min.us. No registration needed.
This quick page is for personal use only, please. But, do feel free to take it. I used the elements from Minky’s starter kit and some elements and the background from Angel Barbie-Marie.
Thank you, Minky! I am so pleased to have you in my life!
Blessings to All,