Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I am learning so much. Things that just didn't click for me before this course, make (almost perfect) sense to me now.
Excuse me, I'm I just gonna dance around my computer chair for a sec.
Still with me? Yup, it was fun. The neighbors already think I'm weird. Now you probably do too!
I've done six 12 x12 layouts in less than two weeks! What is happening to me?
Here is another one...
Have I mentioned how much fun I am having?
Monday, August 27, 2007
This is my second digital layout. My journaling is lame and the spacing is odd. I know I'll go fix it eventually.
My third layout is of me. I'm considering posting it.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
It has exceeded my expectations thus far. I am enjoying it immensely.
I completed my very first digital layout! I am very pleased with myself. I deserve a pat on the back. Don't worry I've already done it.
I do have to admit that it took my well over an hour and half to complete. lol.
We get an email every single day of the course. That was unexpected.
I've been a little withdrawn for the past week. Just not in a good place.
I have not accepted my birthdays with anything close to grace once I entered my thirties. This past sunday was no exception.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I find photoshop very frustrating, I have high expectations for this class.
Registration opened at 12PM on Monday.
It's a wonder that I even remembered in time.
* happy dance!!!! *
Saturday, August 11, 2007
These spontaneous outings always end of taking more time than I expected. Oh, well we had much fun!
I finally did make it to the meeting at about 9PM. Martha brought her sewing machine and we 'helped' *snicker* her make little fabric collages. I adore my Martha original. xoxoxo Martha!
Participants for this month were:
Traders: Martha, June, Jolanta, Susan V., Kris, Daniza and Cori
Absent Traders: Suzan, Florence (missed tonight due to family obligations - I can't wait to see what they came up with at the next meeting)
Observers: Colette, Jacqui
Marissa, Florence, Susan W., Diana, Barb, Sarah and Suzan we missed you!
Friday, August 10, 2007
Images: Vintage Images CD
Ink: Distress Inks (Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender)
Paint: Making Memories
Stamps: Hampton Arts
Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
After the game,the king and the pawn go into the same box.
Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened.
My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot.
- Ashleigh Brilliant
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Just one class. I'm still impressed.
Hey, it's ME - glacial pace girl.
Part of the reason I fell behind was that I was actually trying the techniques that Claire was teaching. Then I realized only a few people were actually doing what she asked us to do.
I am decidedly not a fan of the Ranger paint daubers after this class. They were maddening to use.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Yup, now you know I *am* just a tiny bit crazy.
I really, really, really wanted to bring this abandoned cigarette vending machine home.
It was just around the corner from our hotel.
I even made June stop the car, so I could have a closer look and take some photos.
All she wanted was a slice of Key Lime Cheesecake.
I convinced her (unwisely) to get an entire original cheesecake.
I admit it, I'm a little bit of a cheesecake snob. You have to start with a plain cheesecake first.
Unfortunately, it was frozen and seemed to take forever to thaw.
I was unimpressed with the semi-thawed slice. It was just OK.
My mother would be appalled to know what I had for breakfast the next day.
Coffee and calories.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
As you may know (or not) my very favorite stamp company is Hampton Arts. I was fortunate enough to attend a class instructed by the talented Claire Hampton this weekend.
I admit I was very skeptical of her claim that the whole class would complete an entire book. I am a notoriously (or maybe just in my own mind) slow worker. My classmates quickly left me in the dust, but she helped me (drum roll please) accomplish it.
I also have a new appreciation (or perhaps obsession) for Distress Inks. Thanks Claire!
She embraces her inner wonkyness. I would love for her to come to Toronto. Fun, fun and a little bit more fun!
More weekend details and photos soon!