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There is always tweaking that could be done, errors to be avoided in the future. That uphill writing has to go, and stamping so hard that part of the rubber backing stamps too. Emily's picture is too dark - there should be something dark to balance it on the left side. Is it finished yet, or did I do too much? I use too many pretty, manufactured things, not enough natural things. (In my defense I am trying to use up all the materials I purchased during my short-lived scrapbooking days.) There are ink blotches and glue splotches. But still. I am CREATING. There are 16 pages in this accordion book. Perhaps by the time I finish the final two I will have approached the artistic vision I had in my mind. And perhaps not. But there are other projects too, where I may be able to be more spontaneous and less anal retentive. Maybe I can try those watercolors and pastels. And how about that branch with buds that I found in a store's parking lot. Before I could think about it, I stopped my car, scooped up the branch and put it in my backseat. (I wonder what my husband thought when he drove my car?) Those buds. I'm sure, are going to find their way into one of my projects soon.