Sunday Stampers is 'Old + New'. If you've not come across the SS challenge before pop over to Hels' pad and find out. I've decided to do an Art Journal, mainly 'cos I love just messing about and am inspired by the many wonderful journals out there. If some people pass by and think what I do is rubbish that's ok, I'm happy doing what I do. I'm just saying this as I know many people out there doing 'stuff', agonise over what they do not being good enough or as good as someone else or if there's a point to it and I sympathise with them, I do think it's a shame. Much of what I do I do just 'cos I like doing it, I don't believe there needs to be an ultimate purpose in the things we make - I mean there's probably some deep meaningful thing to it anyway but I don't have to make a tag to go on a gift for example. This page is inspired by those who don't 'get it' and say such things as 'what's it for?' Ooh this has all got a bit deep. So guys and gals if you feel like painting, inking, ripping, sticking, cutting, stitching, moulding, or anything else creative don't worry about people wondering what it's for or if they don't think it's good enough - if it makes you happy it IS!The theme for this week's
BTW if you join in the SS this week there's candy to be won sponsored by The Artistic Stamper and if you use As stamps you get 2 entries. I've used my AS dogtooth stamp. As for the 'Old + New' the new is my Tim stamp down the right edge and the old is the button. The images are Dyan's
EDITED Just to say no-one has upset me but I have seen comments on other people's blogs, left by some saddo who should get a life, at times implying that what they've created isn't art. I've also visited other blogs where I've seen wonderful things but sadly the creator doesn't have faith in themselves. I realise that can be due to lots of reasons and my simply saying, if you feel like creating something and it makes you happy that's what matters, may not help greatly. I just sincerely hope that if other's keep telling them what they produce is good, eventually they may start to believe in themselves.