Monday, April 02, 2007

TWO weeks...

... is too long between posts, I know!

Here I am. Made a nice cup of tea in my "born to scrap" mug and settling in to catch up.

I'm not so crazy about the cool weather that I've been noticing, but happy that I can now have tea without breaking into a sweat!

The weekend was filled with classes. Loads of fun with the All About Me girls, now into out 3rd year together. We had all kinds of spoils from white eggs and jelly beans to sugar icing characters on cupcakes and ribbon filled plastic eggs. Didn't even cross my mind to get out my camera. So girls here's a hint for a repeat performance for scrapbooking's sake!

I taught an inspirations class at Scraptifity called Creative Correspondence. Inspiration from store bought greeting cards to create layouts and using your layouts for card making then using those bits and pieces to create cards. With all the stunning cards that were being made, I was very tempted to give out my birth date so I could be on the receiving end! There's nothing really like a home made card (and it's a brilliant way of using up your scraps too).

My friend Adele recommended The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. The book shows how to discover and cultivate your creative self by undertaking certain projects. The overview of the book is amazing, so many truths. I'd love to hear your comments if you've read the book. It does follow a 12 week plan/programme and I have literally just read the intro's. I'll keep you posted...

And on keeping promises of keeping you posted... Apparently I created a little stir by keeping the sharing of my good news for so long. So this is it - I have been appointed as Editor of a brand new scrapbooking magazine Time & About. Lots of new things on the horizon, lots of excitement, lots to do...

Live, Scrap, P.L.A.Y. has received awesome support. Details of venues will be advertised soon. See here for more info.

Looking forward to this short week and getting everything done. I'll be back sooner this time!



Jamie said...

Congrats on your new job! How exciting :D

fi said...

1. Congrats! I KNOW you will do a fab job as editor...
2. I can SO re-do the Easter eggs and jelly beans for a photo shoot(yum)!
3. 3 years!!!! I can't believe I have been putting up with you guys so long!!! Hee hee, I know it's the other way round...

Tan said...

I'll officially add my congrats too!! You will do an awesome job!

Been meaning to get my hands on "The artists way" for a couple of years now. So many things to do, so little time!

Have you heard of "Simple Abundance - a daybook of comfort & joy" by Sarah Ban Breathnach? Apparently a similar type of book but "Simple Abundance" helps "reconcile spiritual & creative longings". I found it to be really inspirational at one point in my life and adapted the spiritual aspects to my own beliefs.

Have a blessed Easter everyone!


Adele said...

Yay, you're back. I've been checking faithfully... Thanks for a fun class on saturday- I'll also happily make more cupcakes, as long as I can help eat Fi's jellybeans and easter eggs when you're finished snapping. Thanks too for the ribbon-filled egg- I've already tucked into it!(of course, the stripy one is my favourite...)

Congrats on the editorship, can't wait to see your first issue, I know you will do a great job!

Blessed Easter to you all.

Cathy said...

Hi Lara, Sorry I missed your class on Saturday.. busy life all round! Popped into Scraptifity yesterday and got lots of paper on their sale... and while I was there I saw your P.L.A.Y. layout... love it... and I also bought your Mag... loving it too.. and surprise surprise your layout was in it tooo... I am soooooooooo happy and getting more inspired every day... please please send me details so that I can come P.L.A.Y. with you.

Cathy Sanders

Anabela said...

Congratulations and good luck! You will be fabulous at it, i just know it.
Love and blessings,

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the first mag!! Well done and good luck. Sure it will be stunning! We can definitely do an 'action replay' for photos on our next AAM saturday, Fiona don't forget your knitting!! By the way, I loove the coffee mug, tee, hee!
Have a great Easter.