I’ve never been one to keep my room super tidy. Sure, I can appreciate a minimalist home and a well manicured closet, but I’ve been known to be a collector of sorts and like Linus, I tend to leave a tornado in my wake. Oh well. A mess on the craft table or a cluttered fireplace mantle is a sign that someone has lived and loved.

Tonight I celebrate sharing the experience of creating beauty out of chaos. During my class, I shared with students the proper techniques to create a miniature standee and, most importantly, how NOT to cut off fingers in the process.