Hi everyone :)
This has been the best weekend I’ve had in a long time… mostly because I’ve been able to get my fingers inky and have a bit of fun learning new techniques! I’m having a blast!!
This week I’ve made a start on packing up my classroom… and when I say a start I mean a start! Initially I thought I didn’t have that much of my own stuff in my classroom but a closer inspection tells me that I’ve got quite a bit there!
One thing I’ve been really conscious of since Mikayla has left home is taking good care of myself. I’ll admit that some nights I just don’t feel like cooking and a toasted sandwich is fine… but earlier this week I really felt like having some steak. I did ‘cheat’ a little though and bought myself some salads from the deli to go with it!
I’m so pleased I was able to get home early the other day and get Toby all sorted out with his annual check up, vaccinations and ‘pedicure’ before Christmas. Now I don’t have to worry about his medical stuff for another year!
Cornwall Park School came to give us a concert this week and these kids are really talented. I was very impressed with the Year 4 boy who effortlessly played a piece of piano music that I never got right when I was learning… he was amazing!
While I was in town the other day I popped into Dick Smith and picked up an HDMI cable. Basically it hooks my computer up to the screen of my TV and now I can watch all my Tim Holtz videos for the Creative Chemistry classes on the big screen. It’s so cool and the sound is fantastic as well!
On Friday I finally got myself organised and went to get lots of photos printed. I had three weeks worth of Project Life along with several weeks worth of Feel Good Friday photos to print and now my albums are all up to date again. It’s hard to believe that the year is almost at an end!
My poor fridge is really on the way out! The ‘iceberg’ at the back of the fridge is growing daily and all my condiments are getting encased in ice. I’m definitely going to be going to have a look at all the whiteware specials I’ve been seeing on TV lately!
As you know, I’ve been making stars. I was so happy with the ones I made yesterday that I got busy this morning and now I have three large stars and FOURTEEN small ones! I’ve branched out and used some other alcohol ink colours too… but those ones are for the tree. My ‘Vintage Christmas’ theme is really coming together now.
After making all my stars I was ready to tackle something different and although I was thinking about doing my art journal page for the One Little Word project I actually ended up making a couple of technique tags from the Creative Chemistry 102 class. So far I’ve done the Industrial Metal and Eroded Metal tags. I really like the techniques and I’m pretty sure I’ll use them again.
This afternoon I took Dougal with me to an afternoon tea party and we had a wonderful time. As soon as Dougal saw the pavlova he got excited… he’s got a really sweet tooth! As for me… I enjoyed some of the wee savouries… really delicious!
So that’s been my week! Thanks for stopping by xx