Happy Friday folks. I tried to post last night, but Blogger didn’t want to play. Hope everyone has had a good week & has a nice weekend planned. I’m thinking of going to London for a lesson on how to play the Djembe drum. I saw a movie called ‘The Visitor’ last year & fell in love with the drumming & via http://www.meetup.com I discovered a group in North London, where you have a lesson first & then join in with more skilled drummers – if you feel confident enough to have a go! I highly recommend the movie by the way, beautiful performances & a moving story.
I’ve been making cards the last few days; none of which can be shown at the moment. Today I made a start on Easter cards, which is at the beginning of April this year. I need to make about fourteen, so it makes sense to get going now. Yesterday, I took out a clear tree stamp, put it on the table beside me & five minutes later it had disappeared. I finally found it a few minutes ago – it was stuck to the underneath of the paper trimmer! And yes, it was the last place I thought of looking.
These cards are ones I made back in January; the thank you card for a friend & the Spring one for my mom. They’re self-explanatory I think. I did use TH ‘Dusty Concord’ distress ink & then ‘Broken China’ stickles around the border of the thank you card. I think the little flutterby is cute, it makes me smile.
Speaking of the great man, Tim is on QVC’s Craft day next Tuesday, Feb 23. He’s starting at midnight on Monday with a TSV & I will DEFINITELY be staying up to see what it is! There will be other guests, including Suze Weinberg, during Craft Day, so hopefully, there will be lots of new techniques & goodies to swoon over. I just hope the demonstrators are given enough time to demo properly, without the QVC presenters talking over them continually. I know they are there to persuade us to buy as much as possible, but sometimes, the constant chatter & interrupting gets very irritating.
I took this photo on January 1st, near a bird sanctuary a few miles from my mom’s house. It was so cold there weren’t many birds around, but after I took the pic I realised there were two swans in the water, below the trees. The composition of the trees against the sky was the reason I took the pic in the first place.
My inspirational blog of choice today is Lisa Sonora Beam’s. Lisa is currently in Mexico & she has set herself quite a challenge – to paint 1008 paintings by the end of May! Follow her progress & read her terrific advice on goal setting. She has also written a book, called ‘The Creative Entrepreneur’, which is full of great tools & suggestions on how to set a creative business.
I love how the Internet is helping me find all these amazingly powerful & inspirational women all around the world. They are incredibly generous; sharing with grace & kindness what they’ve learned & are still learning. Rock on, ladies!!
- Zora Neale Hurston
Love & light.