Tuesday, September 23, 2008

the Totally-Creative e-zine

I am very honored and excited to be part of a brand new e-zine Totally-Creative along with a group of very talented designers I have met through the years. Totally-Creative consists of a variety of art and craft projects in all mediums.

The first issue, Early Fall 2008, is free. You should definitely check it out for ideas and to see what you are missing if you aren't a subscriber. I was told today by the creator that the next issue has double the projects (40) and more designers. The Early Winter 2008 issue comes out in one week and is entirely holiday projects.

The monthly cost? The price of a fast-food meal. Check it out :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Shades of Autumn

I was googling for some pictures of autumn and have linked some favorites below. When fall arrives each year, I think of watching Martha Stewart's shows in the 90's. She used to have the best fall decorations, crafts and recipes. I think she still does.

I copied part of a 60 Minutes commentary by Andy Rooney. He says:

I think if we had a vote, fall would probably be most people's favorite season. Some people who like fall call it autumn. I never use the word "autumn." It sounds pretentious. The down side to fall is it's the beginning of the end of everything. Flowers die, the leaves dry up and come off the trees, water in the lake gets too cold to swim in and vacation's are over. First thing you know someone's trying to sell you a Christmas tree.

Here are the pictures linked on that page. They are a few years old, but are gorgeous, adorable, unusual. Kids and pumpkins just go together, don't they?

Quilled Fall Leaves and Instructions

Enjoy the autumn season :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Concentration, the card game

Can you remember playing Concentration with cards? I played all the time with my sisters. I was good at it, too. I could memorize most of the cards and usually won. My mind was obviously uncluttered back then.

I've had a hard time concentrating of late. Mainly on work and general tasks. I am embarrassingly behind on emails to friends. I have more on my plate than I've had in a while and I have begun to show signs of Adult ADD. I tried putting off twittering, FaceBook, LinkedIn and Etsy, but this is not working. I keep wondering what I am missing. So, I have decided to complete some tasks that keep bothering me, first thing every morning. This may clear my mind so I can get work done faster. Music helps too-- today is Lite Hits.


The people in my head suggested I update my blog today. I like to read others rather than maintain my own. As I was reading several yesterday, I thought about linking a really good one to mine, as an update. How lazy is that? I am determined to get better, with more links, pictures and videos. In the meantime, check out some fabulous designer blogs listed here.

And if you have children or grandchildren, think about playing a game of Concentration with them. Yesterday, I received a tiny pack of cards from my best friend, a just because ditty in a box of craft surprises. They are the perfect size for playing with my grandsons during their next weekend visit :)

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