Backing up a little, last Christmas I took advantage of one of the discounts offered on a blog I follow and bought a Silhouette Cameo. I wanted it primarily to cut letters out of vinyl or paper because it is so tedious to cut them by hand. Unfortunately, I haven't taken enough time to really work with it.
However, I have been using it lately to create Affirmation blocks from some recycled wood pieces. The wood pieces were leftovers from my staircase redo a while back. It's a simple process to paint and distress the wood pieces, cut the words from vinyl and add them to the blocks. I then coat the blocks with a poly finish and they are done!
My first batch of blocks sold very well at our TARS shows, I'm happy to say.
We have two holiday shows scheduled on November 10 and December 1, so I have been working on more seasonally appropriate blocks.
I really enjoy coming up with the Affirmations words for the blocks. Each block has words on both sides so the combinations are almost endless. I have "wasted" a fair amount of time playing with word groups that speak to me. And that's where following my own advice comes in.
With everything I have going on, the pressure is on to keep working, keep moving, keep creating. You wouldn't believe how many simultaneous tasks I am working on right now. Some times I get quite manic that I really have to just stop, calm down, breathe, and ...
FOLLOW MY OWN ADVICE!