Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Kraft Plus Challenge August 2018

Hello my friends

I'm back sharing another new and exciting challenge for you to participate in. This time it's Kraft Plus. This month we are inspired by Terracotta.




http://kraftpluschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/07/august-challenge-inspired-by-terracotta.html?m=1

The aim for this month is to include terracotta elements, the colour of perhaps a photo of a Terracotta item. You can interpret it in any way you like as long as it's created on kraft.

I decided to take it literally and include a real Terracotta item. I therefore broke a small terracotta container and affixed the broken half using lots of #13arts gel medium and a combination of cardboard and 13arts roots to stabilize the  3D object.


As you can see I prettied it up using beautiful 49AndMarket Flowers.


I was really inspired by this challenge as it reminded me that as humans, we are but fragile vases. It does not take much to cause cracks in our self esteem or the way we deal with things. There are times when we make mistakes and critisice ourselves while there can also be those times when life and the challenges we face are truly hard. We crack, we break and sometimes it feels like we will never be able to put it all together again.

But this post is not meant to be sad, although it made me dig a little deeper than the surface. Good news is we can be made whole again.

Did you know that there is a Japanese custom where they use gold to mend broken jars?



If you are religious you would also know this amongst other references in the Bible where we are told that we are just clay in the hand of the Potter. He can make us beautiful again and heal all the cracks and mend our broken pieces.


Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed your time here and hope you are inspired to play along with us at Kraft Plus this month.

Till next time take care and have fun.

XXX

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