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Scrapbox Contestants - Brenda Raferty

Unboxing

Have you heard about Crispina’s Scrapbox Challenge 2020? It is in full swing right now.  Right this minute there are 50 contestants strewn across the hemisphere with their proverbial creative thinking caps tied up under their chins in deep making mode. The challenge is part environmentalism, part creative recycling ingenuity and all fun with online voting and super cool prizes.  Every day for the next couple of weeks, each contestant will be featured in a blog post so we can learn a little more about them, their creative process and what makes their heart sing.

Today we meet Brenda Raferty. Following are her words and imagery as she documented her participation in Crispina's Scrapbox Challenge 2020:

I grew up in the The Berkshires, out in the country with the ability to let my imagination run wild. Creativity is in my family. My grandmother was a talented woman.  She sewed  and knitted. So it is no surprise, I got the bug too. I work at Kripalu Yoga Retreat Center in Lenox MA and I love my job. It helps me keep centered and focused  which helps  me in my creativity too. While I have been creative all my life, it is clear that I see things differently, in a different light.

It is common that I wonder what else can I do with things beyond their intended purpose. I saw a post on FaceBook to enter Crispina's Scrapbox Challenge 2020. I feel  lucky because participation gave me a chance to use my creative mind in this time of confinement and meet some fabulous people.

My two biggest struggles are keeping on task is one my problems. I am easily distracted and found this process and having a deadline helpful.

The biggest joys in my life are my family, friends, and my job without all three I would not be me.

Crispina needs to keep doing what she is doing she has made the world aware that we need to recycle and reuse as much as we can to take care of the earth we live in.

You might notice the lighthouse fabric in my additional materials shot - I wound up trading that in for buttons.

Header: In Progress, Above L to R, Added Materials, Finished Work, In Use

Scrapbox Contestants - Brenda Raferty

Unboxing

Have you heard about Crispina’s Scrapbox Challenge 2020? It is in full swing right now.  Right this minute there are 50 contestants strewn across the hemisphere with their proverbial creative thinking caps tied up under their chins in deep making mode. The challenge is part environmentalism, part creative recycling ingenuity and all fun with online voting and super cool prizes.  Every day for the next couple of weeks, each contestant will be featured in a blog post so we can learn a little more about them, their creative process and what makes their heart sing.

Today we meet Brenda Raferty. Following are her words and imagery as she documented her participation in Crispina's Scrapbox Challenge 2020:

I grew up in the The Berkshires, out in the country with the ability to let my imagination run wild. Creativity is in my family. My grandmother was a talented woman.  She sewed  and knitted. So it is no surprise, I got the bug too. I work at Kripalu Yoga Retreat Center in Lenox MA and I love my job. It helps me keep centered and focused  which helps  me in my creativity too. While I have been creative all my life, it is clear that I see things differently, in a different light.

It is common that I wonder what else can I do with things beyond their intended purpose. I saw a post on FaceBook to enter Crispina's Scrapbox Challenge 2020. I feel  lucky because participation gave me a chance to use my creative mind in this time of confinement and meet some fabulous people.

My two biggest struggles are keeping on task is one my problems. I am easily distracted and found this process and having a deadline helpful.

The biggest joys in my life are my family, friends, and my job without all three I would not be me.

Crispina needs to keep doing what she is doing she has made the world aware that we need to recycle and reuse as much as we can to take care of the earth we live in.

You might notice the lighthouse fabric in my additional materials shot - I wound up trading that in for buttons.

Header: In Progress, Above L to R, Added Materials, Finished Work, In Use

Scrapbox Contestants - Brenda Raferty

Unboxing

Have you heard about Crispina’s Scrapbox Challenge 2020? It is in full swing right now.  Right this minute there are 50 contestants strewn across the hemisphere with their proverbial creative thinking caps tied up under their chins in deep making mode. The challenge is part environmentalism, part creative recycling ingenuity and all fun with online voting and super cool prizes.  Every day for the next couple of weeks, each contestant will be featured in a blog post so we can learn a little more about them, their creative process and what makes their heart sing.

Today we meet Brenda Raferty. Following are her words and imagery as she documented her participation in Crispina's Scrapbox Challenge 2020:

I grew up in the The Berkshires, out in the country with the ability to let my imagination run wild. Creativity is in my family. My grandmother was a talented woman.  She sewed  and knitted. So it is no surprise, I got the bug too. I work at Kripalu Yoga Retreat Center in Lenox MA and I love my job. It helps me keep centered and focused  which helps  me in my creativity too. While I have been creative all my life, it is clear that I see things differently, in a different light.

It is common that I wonder what else can I do with things beyond their intended purpose. I saw a post on FaceBook to enter Crispina's Scrapbox Challenge 2020. I feel  lucky because participation gave me a chance to use my creative mind in this time of confinement and meet some fabulous people.

My two biggest struggles are keeping on task is one my problems. I am easily distracted and found this process and having a deadline helpful.

The biggest joys in my life are my family, friends, and my job without all three I would not be me.

Crispina needs to keep doing what she is doing she has made the world aware that we need to recycle and reuse as much as we can to take care of the earth we live in.

You might notice the lighthouse fabric in my additional materials shot - I wound up trading that in for buttons.

Header: In Progress, Above L to R, Added Materials, Finished Work, In Use

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