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Wow!  It’s been a while.  Unfortunately life has been hitting me really hard the last few months.  I’m in the middle of a huge project at work and that has taken up my time.  I’ve been working extra hours and sometimes weekends.  As well as starting a certificate program in the evenings so that I can advance at work (fingers crossed that I’ll be done with that by March).  And combine that with a 2 1/2 year old little monkey who wants all my attention when I’m home and it’s hard to fit in creative time.  But that is a changing.  There is so much going on in my creative life that I want to share.  I haven’t talked at all about my time in 21 Secrets.  And now I’m just about to start BIG.  So I will try to be better about sharing what I’m doing.

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Wow!  It’s been a while.  Life threw me for a curve ball at the end of April and in to May.  First, I had to do some traveling for work.  I had the chance to go to Atlanta for a week but because of our schedule there, I didn’t see much of the city.  Though, I did make it to Coca-Cola World which was very interesting.  While I was in Atlanta, I got very very sick.  Never fun to get sick when you’re away from home.  I ended up with bronchitis and lost my voice for about 3 weeks.  Needless to say, I was not feeling all that creative during that time.

But now I’m back!

I have a couple different things I want to talk about but won’t have a chance right now (that silly day job thing that I have to get back to).  But a fun thing I did today was buy a pack of colored Sharpie pens.  I was at Office Depot and they had a big display of individual pens you could buy or there was a nice 12 pack of some colors.  I grabbed that but then noticed it didn’t have this cool orange color I liked or the gray or the bright pink.  Well, I figured that if I bought those in addition to the 12 pack, that was almost as much as buying the 24 pack.. so…

So I’ve been working away on a couple of projects but haven’t been able to upload any pictures.  And no pictures tonight because I’ll be at a meeting for most of the evening.  The two things I’ve been working on are transforming a regular year planner into a journal and then 10 postcards for a swap.

I have 5 (maybe) of the postcards done or at least started.  Probably only 2, I can truly say are complete.  The other are in various stages.  For the first time, I decided to try doing an image transfer using gel medium.  Yeah, that so didn’t work.  Of course, I was going by the directions in one book on the technique and those directions were completely different than those in another book.  I think I trust the directions in the other book more and we’ll give those a shot tonight.

I also had the opportunity over the weekend to attend a demo at Daniel Smith Art Supplies by Barbara De Pirro, which was all about Golden Products.  It was fantastic and a total information overload.  We even got samples!  Last night I played with the three acrylic paints we were given.  I can really see how much fun acrylics are going to be to use.  I’m also signed up for an acrylics class at Daniel Smith in May (thank you Groupon!).

Pictures and more projects to come soon….



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  • Nichole: thank you so much for the card! I got the Margaret Atwood one....which i love because she was one of my favorite authors i read in college!
  • Kimber: Great postcards! Love the variety of styles!
  • Carlin: I am the recipient of the non-pictured card! Using all different techniques is a great idea. I don't know that I could have managed it. I love how all