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« on: August 17, 2014 06:46:12 PM »

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:

Goddess 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!

God panel:

I was going to outline both of them, but I like the way it looks without lining better.

In action:

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!

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014 07:13:40 PM »

Glad to hear you're doing better and the creativity is flowing again. I agree that coming back to creating after not doing so for a while is very satisfying (I'm experiencing that currently as well)! I really love what you've made, especially the beaded pentagram. Wrapping the beads all around the form like that is just so unique and gives it a great look. ^^

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014 07:50:59 PM »

I just adore that Goddess panel. It's beautiful!

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014 07:25:51 AM »

Welcome back! That so pretty and hope you are inspired to keep on crafting.

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2014 04:39:09 PM »

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