Friday, December 31, 2010

The Sketchbook Challenge

Looking back a the old year, looking ahead to the new one, even though according to MY calendar, it shouldn't even be October yet. humph.

Starting tomorrow, I will be participating in the Sketchbook Challenge. I've taken an online class with Sue Bleiweiss before, so I know this will be a wonderful learning experience. Loved that class!

When you make your resolutions, keep this in mind...  “The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence, and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.” Hamilton Wright Mabie.  Plan to make the best of what you have, not what you don't have!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holographic fiber art

Took a class yesterday from Wen Redmond on her Holographic Memories technique. Had a great time, such a great group of ladies and Wen is a wonderful teacher. She has the best laugh (which is an important skill with our group). We all went home with a finished, ready to hang work of art. I wrapped up mine and gave it to hubby who LOVED it. Wen put it on her blog which you can see here, it's the one at the top. It's a picture from a hike up Kearsarge in 2006. We had never hiked this one before, so we weren't familiar with the terrain. On the way down the kids went ahead to this point. I looked up, saw what seemed to be my precious children on the edge of a precipice. After panicking for just a split second, I thought, "What a fantastic picture!", and whipped out the camera. Priorities. When we caught up to them it wasn't nearly as dangerous as it had looked from the previous vantage point, so I was very glad not to have trusted my first primal instinct to protect my babies and instead had taken some snapshots! I love this picture and it carries with it some great summer memories.