Over the last month, my chosen project for this gift, had changed at least three times. Knowing that this seems to be my MO, I promptly left it for the last week, only to stress out about getting it completed in time!
The artist canvas butterflies presented another challenge – they seemed stiff, and it took a while for me to get into them. Little at a time, they became interesting, each one being just a little different from the last, and having a unique personality!
The last butterfly was a total experiment on burlap. I always love burlap, and the thought of creating a butterfly out of something so textured, intrigued me for sure. This was the last of my project and as I worked on it, I felt a resistance. An unwillingness to be adorned. Is that even possible? A burlap butterfly with an attitude!
After playing with butterflies for more than a week, finally most were finished. The remainder of butterflies would have to wait until I regained enough energy to tackle those pesky little creatures! The few left would most likely be pretty easy, they were not going to an art friend, and therefore not under as much scrutiny. Is that ego raising its ugly head? I think it is!
At the luncheon we all carefully drew names, and picked up our gift. Between five artists, the little treasures were amazing and each one of us loved this beautiful gift created by one of our closest art friends. Throughout the day, we would all stop to realize the blessings we were given by having each other for support, and creative energy!
Our day was a huge success, all of us leaving with hearts full, and a renewed creative energy for the New Year.