OH. MY. GOODNESS.
When I signed up for Where Bloggers Create II I knew it would be a party but I wasn't expecting a week-long Greek wedding! I have spent nearly every spare moment since last Saturday morning visiting blogs and discovering amazing artists, studios and craft rooms around the world. I am finally down to about 20 more in the "S"s and YES, I will finish. I am exhausted.
I got my eyes filled with candy and I got a ton of ideas but I also got another take away that seems even more important. As I made my way through the posts a theme emerged. There were different age groups, different decorating styles, different art, different crafts, different income groups and even different countries. Over and over again the words behind the photos revealed the common bond of a need to create something with their hands. There were women, that if you passed them on the street, you would say she is different than me, I have nothing in common with her. And yet, we do. We are the same in asking what can I make from this, how can I create something that is beautiful to my eyes, how could I not?
It was an amazing thing to see.
I sure don't envy Jo Packham. I can't even imagine how she is going to pick the winners with so many wonderful art rooms to pick from. She has YEARS worth of magazine articles just waiting to be written.
Somebody please help me! I can't stop rearranging my stuff!
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