Why yes it could, get more Blissful that is, because I have that creative enchantress herself, Jennifer Ingle, with us today. Okay so many of you know her as Jingle since she hails from her awesome whimsical lair Just Jingle, however I currently prefer Jennifer because some where along this fun and happy bloggy path we became friends. I remember way back to my old Everyday Bliss (The blog I had before Bliss Habits) days when it seemed positively outlandish that someone other then my best friend or neighbors might visit my blog, Jennifer was there. Encouraging and fun and always there with a comment that made me want to keep going and sparking my creative side with her marvelous projects.
Those of you who know her know exactly what I mean, and if you don’t know her, I heartily encourage you to change that and head over to her crafty, arty super fun blog and say hello.
Did I mention that there is an Etsy spending spree? Oh yes I think we had that covered from the beginning… shall go ahead and get started then? First here is Jingle with the Creativity and Whimsy:
Creativity and Whimsy go Hand in Hand!
They really do, you know. Whimsy seems to be at the very heart of creativity…it drives you. It’s a spark that ignites an idea that the mind simply captures and explores and then outputs in some kind of art form. That could be anything from a song, a written work, a painting, a sculpture, or so much more! But whimsy truly is at the heart of it all.
I create. It’s what I do. It’s a HUGE part of who I am. I do a lot of things that most would categorize as ‘crafts’ and I also do a few things that most would call ‘art’. I also do a few things now and then that many would simply call ‘WEIRD!’ LOL! I’m okay with that. Actually, I’m more than okay with it. I LOVE IT! I love that I have various ways to express each and every whimsical rant my imagination carries me on! I love that I can simply do whatever I want! I love that I have no boundries.
You see, that is another way that whimsy expresses itself. No Boundries. My whimsy carries me to try new things, to discover new worlds within my very own imagination and to express those things in whatever way my hands lead. I believe that all of us should be driven in that way. Why do we build walls to stand in the way of our creativity? Why do we make rules? Toss the rules out the window and explore that WHIMSY! Let it guide your creativity, let it be everything it wishes and hopes to be, let it EXPRESS!
Today, I have an art doll to share with you that I made some time ago. I chose to share this doll with you for two reasons…one, he was driven ENTIRELY by the spark of Whimsy fueling my Creativity, but more than that, he represents the very essence of whimsy, of no rules, of no boundries – he follows that spark EVERY TIME! My friends, here is my Mad Hatter….
Thank you for taking the time to listen today! And a HUGE thanks to Kathy for inviting me to be a part of this celebration! Those of you who know Kathy know that she, too, exemplifies Whimsy and that is reflected beautifully in the adventurous daughter she is raising to become such a beautiful, creative soul!
Thank you so much Jennifer! You really are too much in the most delightful way. Thank you again for all the support over the years and for filling the world with your blissful creations!
And now, how about a spending spree?
$100 ETSY Shopping Spree
Winner of this can spend up to $100 in the ETSY shop or shops of their choice!
Bonus: If you buy from a shop featured in any Bliss Habits post you will get an extra $25 ($125 Total) to spend!
How to win this amazing shopping spree
1. Leave a comment about how you let your whimsy and creativity fly!
2. In a separate comment tell us what you would do with the money if you were to win.
4. Tweet the following:
I just entered to win a $100 #Etsy spending spree in the @BlissHabits Blogversary #apolooza http://bit.ly/JHTJjI
Do all four and you have four chances to win!
Winner will be selected at random from all entries received by Saturday, June 2, 2012
We have a winner!! Congratulations Alex!!
Check out the complete Blogversary-apolooza giveaway list and learn how you can double your chances!!