Let me tell you, it takes a LOT of confidence to dance in front of others. Of course, most of my dancing happens in the store aisles where they insist on "entertaining" shoppers with a little mood music. Like it's going to subconsciously convince us to grab more groceries, clothes or craft supplies!
But I grew up with American Bandstand, where teens danced on TV and got to "rate" a new song. Their most positive comment (and most often uttered)? "It's got a good beat I can dance to." And I can hear that beat over the store speakers and first I start humming, then my pace matches the beat, and soon I'm swinging my hips as I reach for the laundry detergent. When this happens, whoever came in with me quickly disappears down another aisle.
Any time you say to the world, "Here I am. This is me," whether you're stepping into a roomful of strangers, dancing to "elevator music" or showcasing your art on your blog, you are exercising that Confidence muscle. When you realize that your only competition is yourself, and you quit making comparisons with others, you are on the path toward happiness and success.
Speaking of paths, you have a whole month to confidently create something that follows the theme of Confidence. A card, a tag, a photo with a description, an altered art piece, a journal page,even a canvas--the sky's the limit, as long as it inspires Confidence in yourself and others.
There are two sponsors this month with some great prize offerings. The first sponsor is Ike's Art, whose image I colored up with Copics and placed confidently on my canvas.
The second sponsor is Scribbles Designs, and I'll get to show you my DT make using one of Sandy's images later in the month.
Confidence can manifest itself many different ways. How will YOU interpret this month's theme? Check out the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog for inspiration, and I hope I see you over there with a link to your creation this month.
Challenges I am Entering:
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes (no cards/ATCs)
Animal Friends challenges - Summer (with an animal)
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry - Anything Digital Goes
Sisters of Craft - ANything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Animals