Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"Letting Go"

When I say "Letting Go", I mean allowing myself to put all of my passion, love, and creativity into each craft project and then pass it on to another person that would care enough to receive the gift.  Each gift is personal.

Through my journal, photography and video recordings, I can visually "keep" a little bit of each project, mostly to reminisce about the person and what I did to create that piece.  This has also been helpful in watching how my techniques and skills have evolved. 

I've taken up making how-to videos and tutorials on some of my projects at the requests of a few friends.  This provides a deeper look into the products I've selected, the creative process I go through, and demonstrates the techniques I use.  So far, good reviews by those that have watched them. 

Photo credit Dultmeier Photography

If you want to see what I'm talking about check out my latest how-to video about this "Paris Themed" Collage created for my niece Michelle.

Have a blessed day...and for most everyone out there...stay warm!



  1. What a beautiful piece Valerie. I can't get into the vintage stuff but I love what others have done with it. Yours is gorgeous!

  2. Hi Valerie,
    thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave such a lovely note.
    FYI, the tutorial you were interested in, is published on the latest issue of 'Somerset Life' too ;)
    I will have a look at your video, thanks for sharing it. Your collage is gorgeous!

  3. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It is reassuring to receive such positive feedback.