Saturday, May 14, 2005

Even with "Good Intentions".....

I've managed to get side-tracked. I still need to hook up the printer in the house and the scanner in the studio. I'd love to get some artwork uploaded!

Another whirlwind week....but things are getting accomplished. Don & I managed to get the watergarden clean out and Shawn fixed the cord to the fountain and pump for me. With any luck this year, Don will remember to unplug it before mowing, LOL! At least until we can purchase the electrical conduit and run it underground. I noticed yesterday that I'm loosing water so I'll be patching it one day this week --- if we get some "dry" weather.

Deb and Jackie came over last night to play in the studio. Deb brought a friend, Tina, who is just learning scrapbooking. Tina's definately a natural and took right off to it! We all seemed to have a great time ---- Jackie cut out some envies from one of my templates; Deb worked on some SB pages then created a new envelope book structure to work in; while I made some more ATC's and created yet another whimsical writing page with instructions for the Journal RR.

This coming week's agenda: hook up printer and scanner --- will have to watch for weather and plan accordingly as the storms moving through have been strong at times and I'd hate to loose electricity during the process; get Flat Stanley finished and mailed; mail some RAK ATC's out and a "Pack Your Bags!" ATC Swap, and finish a collage for the Journal RR and get that postal. I may yet make it out to studio today to finish up some of this. Happy arting!!!!!

Monday, May 09, 2005

A Day in May....

Trying to make it out into the studio everyday in May is turning into quite a challenge! I've made it several times, but not every one. I discovered I'm simply too busy!!! Last Friday, I worked on Mel's Flat Stanley book. Decided I didn't like the look of the bright colors I'd previously completed, so I removed the items and started all over again on 8.5x11 pages which I'm planning to add to a 3 ring binder with page protectors to get this finished and sent off. I worked on 14 pages which I absolutely love! My new goal is to work on an Art Journal, get it sent off and then finish the Melanie's Flat Stanley book. I believe I'm simply going to extend the "Day in May" concept into June, LOL!

During the week I worked around the house and in the studio. Packed up for a 39 hour NSD crop that was held Friday at 9 a.m. and ran through Saturday at 12 midnight. I cropped 34 hrs. out of the 39!!!! came home at 5 a.m. Friday morning for 4.5 hrs. sleep and returned around 11 a.m. on Saturday. I managed to complete an ATC swap which I haven't signed up for yet; more ATC created for RAK's; took an Envelope Book class in which we constructed the book from an Accu-Cut template, then assembled, and were left to decorate on our own for a bit before returning to yet another class on the embellishments. {which Chris, Jackie, Deb, and I didn't do as we worked on our books in our own altered style!} A lot to the other participants flipped over our books once completed; each filled with eye candy, very unique and personal! I'll need to scan and upload mine........ once I manage to hook the scanner back up to the computer in the studio ---- I've still haven't managed to find the time to get that done. Another item to add to my ever-growing and changing "To Do List", LOL!

The weekend was one of the funnest times I've had in a long, long time. I discovered I really enjoy getting out and going some where different, mingling with like-minded artists, and the "Fabulous 4" {Deb, Jackie, Chris, and I} simply do not get together often enough.... we're going to have to rectify that! :)