Thursday, December 17, 2009

She Lives!!!

Hi Everyone,

I think I've finally turned the corner on this thing....whatever I had, cold or flu, it set me on my butt for a few days. I'm never a good patient....I hate being in bed for long periods of time but I can tell you I slept for at least two straight days. HB has been a very good nurse!!

Today during the afternoon I began to feel human again but I'm still not rushing into anything. I intend to take it easy and not over-do for a couple of days so I don't have a set-back. Thank you to everyone who sent me emails and comments wishing me well....it helped me to feel better just knowing that someone cared. I say it often but the people I've met here in Blogland are THE BEST EVER!!!!

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Wouldn't you know that two of the classes I've signed up for began this week....and I haven't been able to participate. Just in case you don't know (and might be interested) I'm taking LK Ludwig's Printed-Patterned-Painted Journal Making class which began on Monday and I'm also taking the Remains of the Day class offered by Mary Ann Moss which began on Tuesday.

I haven't even started on those latest two classes and I'm already lining up classes for 2010! If you don't already know about it, DJ Pettitt is offering a great class beginning in January. It's called Memories and Manipulations and will be a Photoshop class. This is something I have been trying to learn without much success so I'm thrilled about this class. If you're interested HERE is the link to read about it.

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If you remember, my word for this year was GROW. Looking back over the art I've completed I think I can safely say I lived up to that word. When I look back at my flickr pages (which is one way I keep track of my progress) or go back to the beginning of this year on Artopia I can tell a big difference in what I've accomplished.


This ATC was the first artsy thing I posted this year! Pretty basic, uninteresting stuff!

Most of my growth is due to all the great classes I took this year....a few of them are listed over there along the right side of this blog. I recently went back and made a list of all the classes I took this year and it surprised even me!

I haven't definitely picked a word for 2010 but I might want to use LEARN because that seems to be my main focus. I want to learn as much as I possibly can. I don't ever want to stop learning. I want to learn new art techniques and new ways to use the tools that I already have. I want to learn about all kinds of art mediums and try them out. I want to expand my abilities and create better art. For now though I think I'll just concentrate on getting back to 100% so I can participate in the classes I'm taking right now. Stay tuned for some progress and hopefully some show and tell!