Saturday, November 14, 2009
Got a fairly good and early start on making my holiday cards this year. I hope I can keep up the momentum. These aren't all that I made, a few of them I made 3 at a time which helps get more done quicker if I am feeling inspired and have enough of the paper and components.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The guy who runs and organizes the Adobe User Group meetings is leaving to take a job in Seattle and I went to his going away party last night. I made a card for him and I'm posting it here. I don't know that he ever comes on my blog, and I doubt he'd mind me posting it. It was a very nice party and he was leaving the very next morning with his girlfriend to drive out to Seattle. It seems to be a mecca for people here in Ohio somehow.
Monday, November 09, 2009
Musings on how I feel about being female. Funny that since making this I got a bit outraged at how the news is headlining stories about the female police officer that stopped the shooter at Ft. Hood army base as "Unexpected Hero." Like I said I'm no feminist, but why should it be SO unexpected that the hero who stopped the guy was a woman? If it was a guy who was 5'2" tall would THAT be so unexpected? I mean really! That's the stuff I think is really uncalled for and the media doesn't even seem to realize they are doing it. Just give the lady the same credit they would give ANY police officer who did what they would be doing in the line of duty.
Ah well... we still aren't quite there yet with respect to equality but for good or for ill we have differences and they aren't all bad.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
I've kept up so far, posting the first 3 days worth of my journal entries (I spiffed up the first page a little since the last post, some of it faded a bit more than I had hoped). So far I am enjoying doing this - I hope I can keep it up all month... which is a tall order for me. It's easy to do for a few days, but I really do go in spurts and doing anything in a constant, disciplined manner is hard for me on a regular basis. This will get particularly tricky on days when I work from 8 a.m. through 10 p.m. Not sure how that will work out. But the effort is worth at any rate, and when I do set goals for myself I can be fairly dogged (some might say obsessive?) in meeting them. So we will see how I do... the main thing though is to have fun with it. So far I have!
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Join me for a 30-day odyssey dreamed up online last night called NaNoJouMo to journal every day in November (a little or a lot - whatever you can manage). I whimsically threw the idea out there and Dawn Sokol ran with it and promptly posted it on her blog! This inspired me to actually decide to DO IT! See Dawn's blog here: http://www.dblogala.com/
It's bound to be quite fun and inspiring. I found a new Moleskine journal with 32 pages - perfect for this journey. I got up early this morning (thanks to the extra hour from setting the clocks back!) and cranked out my first page! So excited - I hope I can carry the enthusiasm through the rest of the month!