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I got some pockets as well to have a place for all my fantastic memorabilia. And I have done absolutely nothing with it since. Okay not nothing - I think I might have glued in a movie ticket and wrote a few things - but not much. So I'm a little down this weekend (which could be the understatement of the last few months) and I see something wonderful and my first thought is... why the eff can't I smash like this? Or - why aren't I inventive or brave enough to attempt to use my SMASH book as a friggin' art journal like this? OR why can't I even remember to go to the SMASH blog for inspiration? There they are - those old negative tapes playing again and I'm suddenly in a free fall about my worth as a crafter. I'm wondering if I'll ever make the transition to mixed media artist. How is it even possible when I won't give up my need for perfection? It seems to me - that to be SMASHING, you must let go of the need for perfection - of having everything it's in it's perfect linear place. And that's just not me - I can't seem to let go. Or maybe - it's because I'm not building the kind of life I dream of and - frankly - effing deserve! It's like the old stuff just keeps catching back up with me. I know that this thing ebbs and flows - but I wish there was an easier way to learn to stop holding the reins so tight - to be a little less of this obsessive, "sad girl" version of me.
So I leave you with this - be SMASHING? Let go of all your preconceived notions of what a crafter is supposed to be - of who you're supposed to be. In the end the only thing that will matter is that you were true to that little voice inside you encouraging you to create, try something new, to be something different. Be brave! At least be braver than I am. And if you get a chance - throw a little bravery/courage to this girl over here because I need it desperately. Just get SMASHed! Have a great Sunday everyone. For those of you wondering what I'm talking about - watch the video - the simplicity and beauty of all things SMASHing will wash over you and give you some crafting hope. Okay - I might be overdoing it - but the video is pretty great. It made this girl want her very own SMASH book pretty bad - now if I could only move on my creating my SMASHing life! Until then...