I try to find something to get inspired about (or get excited about!) every day, and it’s always been my goal for this blog to do the same for you: to offer a little bit of inspiration (or maybe even education).
Last week, I found inspiration in many places, and actually had a pretty amazing week, making-wise (more on that later).
One bit of inspiration came courtesy of the always amazing Meryl Streep, and our dearly departed rebel princess, Carrie Fisher.
Meryl’s speech was amazing in lots of ways, but that closing quote hit me hard in the feels! I was surprisingly weepy and pretty heartbroken when I heard about Carrie Fisher’s death, and I had considered myself more-or-less recovered until I heard that speech.
The sentiment alone is so powerful…I’ve always felt that creativity is transformative, and that making things can literally change your life (it changed mine). But to know it came out of the mouth of one of my favorite people ever? A personal hero of grade-school Valerie and real life role model for grown-up Valerie? The phrase was stuck in my head all last week.
I did a sketch on Thursday and I hated it, but I went back to one of my favorite mandalas from my sketch book (the one that ended up on the regina tote bag), and this coloring page is the result.
Click here to download it, and spend some time this week (or whenever) with your markers, crayons, or colored pencils. I’d love to see your finished versions!