Here we celebrate Mother’s Day on the 8th of May. I have not made a single card this year. I lost the urge. However it was a wet cold day yesterday and at last I got my gear out and made a card. So I can tick that off my list.
I have bought a new camera an EOS Canon 550d, and its proving to be a learning curve for me. So some of my time and energy will be going into learning to use it and the Vegas studio software to edit videos. I bought it because it has an input for a mic. Little did I know at the time of buying there are issues with the external mic. I know a few guys have side stepped that, and solved it, but don’t know if I can. Might have to enlist help at some point.
I have been through a few qualms, why did I go in and buy it without some further research. Never mind its done now and the challenge is laid down to master it this year.
Cardmaking may go on hold for sometime as my time gets eaten up with new learning!
Learn to use a new camera.
Make some videos, with new to me software.
Enjoy books and audio books.
Watch more movies.
Follow the wisdom of the happiness project more in 2011.
Take time to meditate.
Read inspiring literature.
Update my teacher blog at least 2 -3 times a week.
Update this blog oftener.
Find a way to exercise if my foot problem doesn’t resolve itself. Sigh! Just when I was really into walking.
Last week Vicky posted a video of Let It Snow with a really cute snowmen card. Tomorrow I want to try it out with my 30 9 -11year olds class. Am I totally mad or what? I thought I had better try it out before I let them do it, so I could work out the pitfalls.
Inspite of having to start writing Reports for students I set some time aside to make a couple of cards. Not terribly satisfied with the product but the process was fun. I think the stamp would work better perhaps embossing it or printing straight onto the card, so will experiment a little more next weekend.
I have just completed a jigsaw, I have no idea when I started it, in 2009 sometime. It sat so long in the sun I am ashamed to say it faded. What was yellow turned to pink. But with school holidays here and a chance to refresh and relax before taking up another term of teaching, I put the final pieces in it. I photographed it and have alreay dismantled it. Now I hope my next one doesn’t take as long!
September seems to be a month for birthdays. So many in our family have them. There are two today that I heard about, but over the month, well I haven’t counted up! Last Sunday my gardener sister had her birthday and here is the card I made for her.