52 Weeks of Creative: Week 34

I spent the weekend with my family in Branson, MO.  There wasn’t a lot of time to be creative, but I managed to spend a little bit of that time in a bead shop.  Yeah, I know.  I’m a little bit weird.

I found this little charm and decided that it would suit a necklace.  Actually, as soon as I saw the charm I knew I would be buying it.  Some things are so certain in life…..

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52 Weeks of Creative: Week 33

26 days.

Time seems to slow and speed and slow and speed.

In the meantime I make things.  This thing was…well, different.  I started with a frame I had from my college photography days.

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I worked off of the concept of space pirates.

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But ladies, of course.  Who needs more pictures of men in space? (jk)

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My fiancé helped by drawing the swirly, squiggly designs.  He’s awesome like that.

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52 Weeks of Creative: Week 32

This was a wonderful project.  We spent a day filming Cody getting chased all over a park.  We learned a lot and I am happy with the result.

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Sometimes equipment has technical difficulties.

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The Egg Chase Scene

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52 Weeks of Creative: Week 31

I’d like to point out that 2014 is more than half over.  There are less days of 2014 than yesterday.  Which means tomorrow we’re that much closer to 2015.

That silliness aside, this has been the best year of my life.  I know, am I jinxing it?  I doubt it.

Seriously, I’ve been blessed by God my whole life.  But the last few years, especially after finishing school, have been a mess.  Lots of false starts, lots of stupidity, lots of just staring at the ceiling wondering if I had the guts to get up and actually do anything worthwhile, and even if I did, if I really knew the meaning of “worthwhile” anyway.

Everybody goes through that.  Ya’ll know what I’m talking ’bout.  For some people this is the teenage years.  For others it’s the college or post college years.  And still for others it’s more of a mid-life thing.

Most kids don’t get this, and that’s why everybody wants to be a kid again.  It doesn’t matter if you have consequence when you’re a kid.  It matters if you get to eat the good stuff, watch all the grown-up movies, play all the games all the time, and feel the love.  When a kid goes through the bad years, that’s when we need to wake up.  But that’s a whole other post.

But this year things changed.  Not just because some miracle happened.  And this year has had it’s hard times too.  But I decided, especially with this idea of 52 weeks, that it was better to just be happy.

Don’t seek it.  Don’t take it at the expense of others.  Just live…happy.  God is so good.

You are alive.

Sometimes it’s not gonna feel worth it.

That’s ok.

Make one of these:

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As always, feel free to comment with feedback, ideas, or projects of your own!