"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" by Marianne Williamson

Monday, September 22, 2008

Welcome to CS Craft Studio!


For those of you who saw my blog on Typepad, welcome to my new blog! :)

For those of you who don't know me, welcome to CS Craft Studio!

I am a Papermaker. That's right, a Papermaker. For the longest time I wanted to call myself a Papermaker but was nervous about it. Maybe people wouldn't understand, I mean a Papermaker? Why not Artist? I do feel I am an Artist at heart. I love to create things with my hands. I enjoy the thrill of taking little things and making something beautiful. But my passion is paper. I feel such a letdown when I don't get to make paper. It is something that just lifts my spirit! I saw the quote at the top of my blog hanging up in my daughter's dance studio and it just inspired me. Almost made me cry, sure, but really inspired me. Why shouldn't I be successful? Why shouldn't I be amazing? Why do I hold back when I know what I want to do? I want to make paper! I want to make paper that people will enjoy using in their own creations, whether it is a collage or a letter to a friend. So, I am on a journey to be amazing and successful! And, if for some reason I am not an amazing and successful Papermaker, then maybe I'll be known as an amazing Mom and Wife and Friend. My Heart would be Happy! :)

Thank you all for stopping by. My journey continues...


The Paper Peddler said...

LOVE the new blog (and the background!). You are an AMAZING papermaker!!! Great job - oohrahh!

ragqueen said...

Awwwwww...Your blog makes me smile and inspires me to be better at everything. You are AMAZING!

ShellyRaeWood said...

Great job Chrystal....on the blog but mostly on the new Chrystal!! :::Smiles::: Shelly

Shirley B. said...

I think you are already an incredible mother, wife and person...and you papermaking skills are wonderful!
Love Shirley B.

KisforCalligraphy said...

I love your new blog!!!!!And the quote is beautiful and so true! Welcome to blogspot! I think you are a fabulous and wonderfully talented papermaker!!!! I need to go post something in my blog right away...3 months since my last post..eeek!
xo, Katy