Monday, February 20, 2012

What Fuels Your Fire?

** GOOD QUESTION, right... **
Call it whatever you wish... inspiration, your drive, or your creative passion!
We all have it, live it, or wake up wanting it.
What better way to start out this week, than to share with you this incredible video. 
Danielle LaPorte

What lights your FIRE...?
Pre-order now. This will be released on April 17th. Gift yourself or put it on your wish list.
I am gifting myself, with this book, as of today, it has been pre-ordered!

I CAN NOT WAIT... I will keep you posted and if you wish post a book review.

** Thank you **
 for everyone wishing me well!
Knowing others care, really can cheer you up. 
Means a lot to me...  having your support during these times, 
when I have no control over my health issues. 
I am still working on my tag collection...
As I stated in an earlier post, working with smaller pieces of art allows me to heal.

Working within a smaller space...
gives me that permission to slow it down.

I do know for some, this is more challenging....
For me, it is the little things in life that are important, and creating on a smaller scale 
is a reflection of that.

I did mention, creating an altered box to store all these tags.

Far from completion... but I did wish to share!

I used torn pieces of masking tape to cover the whole project.
I want to give this altered box a real textured affect.

Happy Monday!


  1. This will be a perfect place to store your tags. I will watch the video tomorrow. I am blog hopping in the living room and if I listen now it will conflict with someone watching tv:)

  2. Cute... I love it, Gwen!
    Thanks for stopping by to visit. Enjoy the video!! ((hugs))

  3. I like the texture of the torn masking tape. Neat effect!

  4. Love that fabulous tag collection {and the nifty storage box} <3

  5. Such lovely, lovely tags. I'm glad you've discovered a task that brings you such comfort. Love the box. I've been wondering what to do with my ATCs, all 7 or 8 of them so far...but hopefully more soon. This is a great option, thanks!

  6. Love the tags and the box is great! Being creative fuels my fire! Stay well, hugs, Valerie

  7. everything looks great april.. and hey, that book is in my cart.... I love ms laporte.. her emails are wonderful! xo hugs

  8. Hey, Bonita!
    So glad you dropped in... I guess we are on the same page, with the book! :]
    Super excited...
    Thanks, glad you like my tags. I have had to keep things simple while I am regrouping.
    Really wishing to get started on some paintings, VERY SOON! (sigh)

  9. One of the things Danielle mentions in the video has been in the forefront of my mind for a long time...that this pursuit of balance is rather futile, and that we should instead learn to enjoy "life out of balance." Perhaps a lot more realistic!

  10. April, your tags are so fucking adorable... i LOVE THEM.
    oh, and i also love Danielle LaPorte. Yup. Pre-ordered the book.
    Thanks for the pick me up this morning. xoxo

  11. So glad, everyone enjoyed their visit here today... and the book AWESOME! :]
    I can not wait for mine to arrive.
    Thank you all for the wonderful comments on the tags, it is "art therapy" for me.
    Take care ((hugs to all))

  12. loving that altered box! and I loved your post on time the pics were beautiful and the words just took me away! now back to reality!