I am participating in another swap, this time it involves an Altoid Tin. Instructions were to alter a tin and then fill with goodies from your art space. I stumbled a bit, over thinking how to "alter" my tin. Finally, I just went for it. My first tins were altered with polymer clay in the theme of a "shrine". I have been fascinated with shrines for quite some time. I think this is something I need to explore further. Then I did a second set, after an inspiring issue of the latest Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. Filling the tin was easy.....as my studio space is chalk full of "stuff". A bit too much I might add. I am busting at the seams and the space is no longer enticing.
I grew up experimenting in art and creativity. I held the belief, and still do, that "I can make that." Not in a smug way, but in a way to challenge myself. Creativity helps keep me connected to the world around me. I am lucky to have a supportive family which includes my husband and three growing children (one attending college).