Sorry this probably will be very long so if you're in a rush just forget this is here- it prob won't make sense either as I'm really tired today so it's probably all gobbledegook lol)
In the past week I've been entering any and every crafty challenge I come across that I can manage... did you notice? ;)
The fact is that before i never thought I stood a chance at winning as my cards are usually at best 'middling' and will never win any Creative Arty Prize for their construction...
I missed the point that it's fun to enter a challenges and, who knows, I may come across other people as 'mad' as me on my travels who may become long term friends... some challenges even choose...RANDOMLY... so maybe I stand a chance of winning lol..
People who are mobile, that have jobs, that can do what they want when they want I don't think can really grasp the idea of being stuck in the house for much of the time. For years I have been tortured from time to time by the Grump fairy... do any of you know her? She whispers things into your ear like
'Look.. *they* have money as *they* have a job.....'
'You're just not worth anything, you don't *do* anything!'
and sometimes, only a couple of times a year
'Poor you...' (*shudder*)
Stuff like that....
Not all the time, you understand, and Definitely Not In Public ;)
I don't live in a box for most of the year (Sorry, shameless in-joke for someone there lol)
During the past year , as well as the Grump fairy, I have also been visited by the Myz fairy... you know, the one that Isn't Gail At All.. the More Confident Alter Ego.. sometimes at least ;) .. she says things like
'Have you thought about crafting when you can and selling things?'
'Ah but those people who work, they don't get chance to craft as much as you do on A Good Week'
'Hey your stuff isn't so bad, it takes all sorts, show it or i'll bite you on the bum!'
For Myz is a very Naughty Fairy sometimes ;)
Goodness, I'm probaby making no sense at all... *sigh*
..but My Point Is.... these people who run challenges are worth their weight in gold for me. They set a different challenge each week which, quite like Mission Possible, I am free to Accept Should I Choose And Be Well Enough To.. (and yes, I know I said Possible lol). I don't just sit there aimlessly crafting with what I have to just 'make any card' mindlessly.. they all seem to have a purpose..
Who knows... people may one day even *buy* these things i make hehe
So those of you who run challenges? I salute you!
..and offer you this huge squishy hug!
Does this make *any* sense at all? Please someone tell me if it doesn't and I'll delete it hehe
*hugs* to the rest of you that visit and comment on My Crud too.... without you I'd probably have succombed to the grump fairy and may well Be In A Box ;)