Hello, folks! I guess you have noticed by now that I am late with my part of this month’s collaboration kit with Miss Edna’s Place. I had literally slapped some things together to finish it in time and decided against it. I can’t do that just to make a deadline. It isn’t fair to you. As it is, this isn’t easy for Miss Edna, either, I’m sure. I’m nearly done and will post it, if not this afternoon, then tomorrow. I appreciate your understanding so much! Ya’ll are the best!
I’ve had to re-think my priorities in lieu of the way things have panned out with my grandchildren. In my last post, I think it was, I mentioned, too, that Digital Whisper is back up and running. I have always been so inspired there. The support is awesome and, while I am one who handles two ‘technique’ groups writing tutorials, I always learn something. Because of my exposure, once again, to the digi-art community, my creativity is making a transformation to a more ‘artsy’ style. I am trying to work that in to scrapbooking. It is working wonderfully, too! You will see! LOL
In between nursing my g-daughter’s toothache and watching as my g-son impresses me with his game-playing expertise, I have been doing some experimenting with new concepts. I have even been making more of my own ‘tools’ – brushes, patterns, overlays, blends, etc. I have become quite a fan of art-journaling because of the hand-worked style and the propensity for a more original design outcome. So, this will all be for the best – I hope.
In the meantime, though, all of this is wreaking havoc with my usual routine. I am really a creature of habit, but, once I get my routine better established, I will be fine. The children are my first priority. Period! They have been put on the back burner for so long, I am working hard to make them feel better and to let them know that they are important. My god and goddess! The response is awesome! My granddaughter is doing 90% better at school already! My grandson is also turning in to quite the young man. After them, my art and my scrapping is next. I will always love digi-scrapping, but, I have to flex my artistic muscles with my art, too. If I don’t take time for myself, all of this will have been in vain.
I promise to keep you all in my loop. You mean so much to me. Without your wonderful responses and kind comments, I would never had made it this far. Besides, it has been you and this community that have given me what I needed to become involved in design and I want to give back. I have a good handle on the Photoshop program after 5-6 years of learning and practicing daily. From here, all I can do is spread my wings and soar! I want you all to come along.
Once I get this installation of parts for the monthly kit to you, I have a really good tutorial for ya’ll. Not only that, but, I will start sharing my creations of the brushes and other resources I have made. I think you’ll be pleased.
So, let me get going and I will return later with my ‘parts’. Again, I really do appreciate everyone’s patience with me as I make this transition. Well, both transitions, actually. One, from granny to ‘mom’ again, and, two, to a more artistic style. Whee! It’s all good!
Su it is so good that you’re putting the grand-kids first. It’s cool that you’re focusing on self expression through art as well. The resources have been awesome too. No worries on deadlines hon. I’ve been struggling to keep up with things lately as well. We love you oodles!
One day at a time my friend 🙂