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Total Art Immersion

I thought I'd put myself up to a challenge...making one creature/art piece per day from now until June 13th - one month of solid creation. I realize it may be impossible to do this every single day, but sharing it on a blog may help motivate me to pick up my felting needles even when life is dreary and hard. Luckily, I have a few backlogged Etsy requests, so I can begin with those and branch out from there. I'm so so so excited about the prospects of creating for the sake of creating and sharing it on my blog.

Tomorrow I will post my first creation!

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