Inside this box are my journals, supplies and the boards I've been using for Michelle Ward's Street Team Crusades. And strangely enough I realized that my boards are very similar to a coveted mail art postcard I have from Michelle Ward herself! (Thanks to a previous iHanna postcard swap)!
So I gingerly punched a hole in Michelle's card to align with mine, and now hers is the official cover of my 'Ward Board Book.' I love pulling it out and looking at earlier Crusades!
I haven't had a chance to adjust to life back in the US, nor have I had much time to blog or do any creative work. But when I saw that Crusade 56 revolves around beliefs, I thought it was time to get cracking.
So here's my quick attempt, using a famous German saying and drama: Glaube (believe), Liebe (love) and Hoffnung (hope).
Behind the large words I wrote text in yellow that isn't legible so I'll share it with you here:
I believe in hard work, but not necessarily suffering. I believe in good fortune, but also generosity. I believe in kindness and empowerment. I believe we can bring out the best in each other. I believe being yourself is brave. I believe what's right for you isn't necessarily what's right for me. I believe that I don't have to like everybody, and everybody doesn't have to like me. I believe that the people whose words are moving in the same direction as their actions, are the people who are most respected in life.
*I was going to add that I believe the price of pine nuts and laundry detergent in the United States is unreasonable but I ran out of room! (Or maybe I believe in random blasts of humor to shake stuff up and keep people on their toes!)
Wondering more about the Crusades? I'm a huge fan and wrote about it here.
And isn't it ironic that the one I missed in the middle of my move was called Disappearing Act?