Today I watched a demo about making jewelry with a "cold enamel" process. I didn't even know that the traditional method required heat! Pretty interesting and absolutely beautiful. I saw scrapbook kits, adhesives, die cuts, rubber stamps, paper, clothing, jewelry supplies, etc. Even though I think it was all super cool I know that I won't be good at everything I try. And, quite frankly, I can't afford to try everything that looks interesting. But that's not what crafting is about. It's not a contest to see who can be good at the most things.
I can't sew - I can barely thread a needle. I can't weld, solder or make pottery - the thought of handling anything that gets that hot or deals directly with fire frightens me. And I'm pretty sure my city has ordinances prohibiting my owning a forge or kiln in my garage. But I can make cards. I like making greeting cards for my family and friends because I like the idea of making someone smile. Just a friendly little reminder that they are in my thoughts. We all love getting mail that isn't just bills and sales flyers, right? And if it's pretty mail...all the better!
So try some things and find the outlet that makes you happy. You don't have to try every technique or have "all the toys". You just need to keep an open mind and find what makes you happy.
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Picasso