Monday, February 12, 2007

A New Toy!!!

Don't you just love it when you see the UPS man walking up to your front door? It definitely made my day today. Most of today was spent doing those mundane chores we all have -- laundry, grocery shopping, and playing chauffeur to the kids. So when I caught a glimpse of the "man in brown" walking up the front walk, I thought that all my drudgery was being rewarded. AND WAS IT!!! My new toy that I ordered at CHA arrived today - my Daylab Copy System Pro. Unfortunately, I don't have time to play today, but I am definitely setting aside some time tomorrow. Stay tuned for pictures of my first image transfers and emulsion lifts...

Friday, February 9, 2007

Learning the ropes

So now that I have this blog, I have realized how little I really know about making it look the way I want. There are lots of templates to choose from but none of them seem "just right". I feel a bit like Goldilocks -- trying out all the different things I find. I just wish I knew where Baby Bear was keeping his template, because I'm sure it would be "just right". I'm so torn right now. Do I keep trying to make my blog have the appearance I really want or do I work on some art projects that have been forming in my mind. I just got some Stampbord pieces (after playing with them at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show last week) and I really want to try out a few things. Unfortunately, this is the problem I've been having for the past year or two. I have so many pieces of art forming in my mind but I have a hard time finding the time (or justifying taking the time) to create them. At least I got one step closer to passing on some neighborhood association responsibilities. That was my one resolution for 2007 -- to find the balance I need between my family, my art and the rest of life.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

The beginning of a new era

According to the last screen, I now have a blog. How weird is that? A couple of key strokes and suddenly I'm a blogger. I've decided to get this party started by creating this blog because it has been over six months since I reserved a domain name for the artist formerly known as a CPA. I've dabbled a little in getting something on the website but have not really gotten anywhere. I don't have time to do much more now, so without further adieu -- here is my first post!