Ali Edwards was one of the first scrapbookers that I began to follow many years ago. I subscribed to Creating Keepsakes magazine and she had been one of their winners of the Hall of Fame contest. After that, she had regular articles and projects featured in the magazine. I have saved every one of her articles. In a binder. In page protectors.
Over the years, Ali had a newsletter that I subscribed to that just came to my inbox. I loved it, but it fizzled out a few years back. And now that Ali has moved from Typepad, I don't see it anywhere on her new website.
The good news is that Ali is doing a newsletter again. This time it is going to be weekly and she is calling it 52 Creative Lifts. I love this idea of sharing her inspiration in regard to creativity. Her first issue, called A New Beginning, can be viewed here.
And you can sign up to receive her newsletter here.
Anyway, I said all that to say this...while reading the first issue of her online magazine, somewhere near the bottom of the page, I read the words that you see at the top of this post:
"Don't spend all your time watching other people's practice."
It stopped me.
I reread it several times.
And then I nodded.
I do that.
I spend a lot of time looking at all the great things others are making and wish I could do that. A whole evening can pass...and I am inspired for sure, but I have not accomplished anything myself!
So, I made myself a little sign using Photoshop that is going to hang in my craft room with Ali's quote on it.
This is going to change me...