Monday, October 17, 2016
This is my latest project for The Memory Nest using the following sketch. Typically, I look at a sketch and have a general idea of what I want to do. This time around, I was clueless. Triangles are not in my comfort zone. I've been reading a book called I Am That Girl and recently finished a section about the need to move out of your comfort zone in order to push yourself into new territory. I will say that this sketch certainly did that for me. I played around with my Bella Boulevard papers for a few hours afraid to cut anything because I was so unsure of what to do. I kept attempting to do what the sketch called for and it simply was not working for me as it was positioned. So I deconstructed the sketch. Rather than have four triangles all placed at the bottom, I decided to place the four triangles around the perimeter of my page. By then I was having so much fun cutting triangles with my Cricut, I started placing extra triangles in the middle of the page to accent the picture. And before I realized it, this project that had intimidated me for weeks was done. And honestly, I like how it turned out in the end. In summary, a valuable lesson was learned on this project. Sometimes the sketches that give you the hardest time become your favorites.