Wednesday, January 23, 2008

An Echo...

... in the darkness!

I survived 21 hours of no electricity!
That means no stove, kettle, lights, treadmill, scrapbooking class, computer... but it does mean a good, really good, sleep!

The dark didn't inspire me at all!

So today I get my inspiration from others:

My friend Fiona's new email signature in her favourite colour:
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right. - Henry Ford

My friend Stephanie's gorgeous doodle:

And something I realised while sitting in the dark:
There is more to life than increasing its speed. - Gandhi

So I just need to refer to my previous post and seize the moment, all the moments!


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Food for thought...

Twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do
than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain
So... why don't you try something new today, this week, or this month?! January is legendary for "resolutions".
How many people do you know that are currently sweating it out at the gym, or starving themselves on a new diet? That's not what I mean.
Do something you've never done before. Start with your scrapbooking - try a new technique. Create a layout with an old technique you haven't used in a while. Start an album about you - it's important and has the most amazing benefits you'll only discover as you do it. Sort through those old family pictures, gather everything you can for a heritage album - history is rich, it gives us a place of 'belonging'.
Most important: Enjoy what you do, don't let it become a task.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. - Anatole France

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Life is Good...

...this is the scene outside my office / studio window.

Beautiful green grass, a hedge that's almost growing to perfection, sparkling blue swimming pool, big leafy trees - the home to birds.
And then my reminder that "Life is (indeed) Good".

It's a vinyl sticker from a company called Life is Good. I stuck it on my window to remind me every day, as I walk in, that no matter what - life is good.

You can check out their website for additional inspiration.

I'd love to hear what makes your life good. Kids back at school / a new job / goals / something small / something big...

How about a challenge?
Create a page layout using Life is Good as your title. I'd love to see what you create.
(Come on AAM girls!!)


Monday, January 14, 2008

Happy New Year!

...with the first month of 2008 almost halfway, I got in just in time!

To all of you, best wishes for a wonderful new year.

I have sent out my new schedule for January and February workshops that I'll be teaching. If you're not on my list email me and I'll include you.

Yes, I have been missing from this neck of the woods... I've had a great rest, a long one from my blog too. Here I am, refreshed for the new year ahead which is bound to be full (again). The rest did my creative mode good too - a full techno-break is just what I needed.

Here are some photos from the last couple of weeks... Coming in for a feed
Cat stretch
Wild dogs play
Fish food!
Big mouth