Well I'm off to a good start with the class, have done all of the assignments, homework, and "bonus" projects, as well as pore over the gallery and message board. I'm REALLY excited about turning my studio into a sustainable, inspiring space! My friend Cheri A. and I decided to take the class together, and it's very cool that we've been joined by Shelley and Lynne M. Just makes it more fun to take a class with friends. Can't wait to see what we all do.
So our first assignments included a couple of altered projects to match our studios. I've actually never successfully altered much of anything, so I worked really hard to do these. I'm thrilled with how they turned out, and can see how some people are so addicted! I found the paper at AC Moore and liked that it included blues and greens and browns, plus whites and creams. That's pretty much what's in my studio. I added pink lettering since I do have lots of pink accents as well.
My scrapbooking mission statement:
Matching clipboard to hold bits of inspiration. They say the third time's the charm - I'm embarassed to admit this is the third time I've tried altering a clipboard, and the first time I succeeded!
I'm also proud to report that not only did I get these projects done yesterday, I also spent quality time with my kids and organized more of the house and maintained what I had already organized. Ok ok so it's only a few days, but it's a start! I'm taking babysteps with the organizing: one pile at a time. The kitchen counters are now looking great, probably the best since we moved in, as are several other surfaces in our main living space. Oh, and I've made our bed every day this year!