So it's been a looooooooong time since I've posted anything on Craftster, but I had always hoped to come back. I got hit with some really serious issues a while back that I had to deal with (and am still dealing with, though they've died down a bit now), and the energy it took to deal with all of it and still take care of myself zapped everything out of me. In short, I was depressed, and found after it blew over that I was unable to create much of anything. I can't say I was surprised, but I let myself rest for a bit before deciding to kick my own butt back into gear, and so of course the first thing I turned to to help me do that was to my faith.
So these are the first two projects I've finished in a long time. I've always loved triptychs, and decided to put this one together to decorate my (already pretty crowded) altar. It was made from some cheap craft wood panels I found at Michaels, lots of paint, glitter, buttons, mirrors, and some ribbon. I'm thinking about adding some more glitter in a few places, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, so I'm going to wait a bit and think on it.
The middle panel:
You can't really tell in the photos, but I used metallic paint for some of it--the purple and gold colors, and I LOVE the way it gleams!
I was going to outline both of them, but I like the way it looks without lining better.
I also did a pentagram to put up on the wall. Currently it's sitting above my craft desk, but I may move it in the future.
It felt really, really good to finish something after such a long break. Now the main problem I have is that I'm getting all these project ideas and have nowhere near enough time to finish them. Just like old times!