Day 141: Make some Miniature Artwork

by thecraftaholic


“True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason.”

So many of the decisions that we make each day are founded on an emotional response. Think about it. We tend to think that we only make these sorts of choices when we were children and teens, but we still do. We still respond from an emotional place, rather than a place of reason.

How often have you stopped speaking to someone because they said something to you that perhaps ruffled your feathers? Maybe the reason that you stopped speaking to them, or the reason why the friendship did not flourish, is because of your expectations of a friendship, and your emotional response. Friendship isn’t marriage. The person doesn’t have to live up to your egotistical expectations. A friend is just supposed to be there for you when you need them, listen to you bitch about your spouse, and encourage you.

You’re thinking, oh but that’s what a life partner does too. But not really. A life partner or spouse is a friend, but on a different level. So we must make decisions in life based on reason, not on an emotional response. Perhaps we would eat less this way, have less arguments, and less divorce.

Today’s crafty endeavor, is some artwork I made.

I bought these teeny tiny little pre-stretched canvas at Pearl Paint because they were small and cute. And cheap. They cost me like a dollar or something.

So here, what I did was color the canvas first with blue and magenta india ink. After it dried, I went over it with Oil Paint Sticks. I smudged and smeared the colors all over the canvas.

Then, I cut up some “fun fur” yarn and glued it on top.

Add a die cut scallop circle (from a vintage dictionary).

Then, the word “MAKE” is stamped from a jumbo letter stamp set from Making Memories. It’s stamped, glued and glittered, with a combination of foil glitter and ultra fine glitter.

Then, obviously cut out the letters and glue them on top.

If I had some stickers of birds or something, I’d add that. But it’s nice the way it is.

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The Craftaholic

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