I think I have been a little below par in myself for the past year or so and couldn't be bothered with much at all. Now I feel better and willing to tackle something new. My DDiL said I should look around for something to do, look into it and if its for me, to just go for it. She and I are very creative people and she is learning not only a craft but a trade, and has a very natural aptitude for her chosen subject.
I wanted, no needed, to be creative again. I gave 4 years of my life to a pre-degree and a Fine Art degree course between 2006 - 2010. I know I don't want to do anything that intensive again, nor join any clubs or do small home study courses. That side of me has been fulfilled!
So, looking at what was out there and hoping I wouldn't go too mad with what I chose, I have decided to have a go at stamping. I have researched each bit of it, watched oodles of videos (some great others not so). I have set up a tab above called Cardmaking to plot my progress.
There was enough money in my bank account, which I rarely spend, so I got ordering. Things are slowly getting delivered, its like every day is Christmas at the moment!
Here is my working area, tucked into a large alcove in the spare bedroom. Easy to put away if necessary when we have visitors:
Some things have been bought, others we already had, some from my degree course. The little light is temporary until I find something else (we have other things in the attic but I will need a daylight bulb).
The table would have been better in front of the patio door window but I don't want to keep moving it so here it will stay. Time will tell.
I don't know enough people to create lots of cards for, but will use cards to practise with. From there, I hope to use my learnt skills as a springboard into other things. Watch this space:)