Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hi, I'm still here, sort of...

Well, mom and I didn't make it to the Dogwood festival. It was a dark rainy day and we decided on indoor retail therapy instead. It was a nice relaxing day. Work is backing off a little bit. I still have much more than I can get done but I've decided that if I'm going to have to give up any of my personal time then it will be for something I am more interested in and will benefit my career more. I won't bore you with details but it's web development related and something I really want to become proficient at.

The last week or so I've been a bad girl buying clothes. We have a local Lane Bryant that is moving and they are selling off all the inventory at a deep discount so they don't have to move it. I just couldn't pass up shirts at $2 or pants at $9. Some things were a little more but I really racked up without having to take out a small loan. I've even bought some things at smaller sizes to cover me for a little while. It's so nice to have new things. I'm a clothes junkie. If I were rich I'd buy new stuff every month.

I haven't been doing much in the way of art or scrapbooking lately. I did get together with some of the girls a couple weeks ago but only managed to make a couple cards for the day. I wasn't satisfied with them but it was really nice to hang with the girls. I will probably work again this weekend but maybe I can squeeze in some crafting time. We shall see.

Today I decided to live on the edge and sign up for an online art class by Paulette Insall. I looked at her Flicker site with artwork from a previous class and was hooked. I really, really, really want to be able to create those wonderful backgrounds. I'm really excited about taking this class and so hope I will be able to create something beautiful. If I'm not embarrased by it I will post the works in progress. Class starts on May 19th.

I'm at work so no pictures to post and I guess it's time to stop my lunch break and get back to work. Hope all is well with everyone.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Utterly Useless...

Well, I've been trying all weekend to do something creative but have only succeeded at being a useless bump on a log.

Friday Mom and I were going to go to the Dogwood Festival. We almost never miss it. This year it was banished from Piedmont Park and was being held in the Lenox Mall parking lot. Sounds very picturesque doesn't it. I heard they shipped in some dogwoods for it. Well, it was rainy all day Friday, Saturday and most of Sunday so we skipped it. We ran errands instead.

Saturday I attempted to make a birthday card and I am not happy with it. I decided to quit while ahead and have spent the rest of the weekend surfing the net. Although Sunday I tried editing some pictures to do something interesting with them. I've been trying to catch up with all the interesting stuff on Pioneer Woman but failed at that too.

I've been working too much and I think that it has sapped all the creativity out of me. I'm hoping it isn't a permanent condition. I think I'm also overwhelmed with all the things I should be doing between work and home, non creative things, that I'm just not getting any of them down. Hopefully I just needed some downtime and this will all pass. Ok, enough whining.
And since I can't stand to post without a picture say hellow to this guy from last summer. I did apply the hard light blending tool to take out some of the grey. I still want to play with some other techniques like borders.