Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Jack & Abby. Neat.
September is back to school month for many. For me too! Lessons start at 12.30am when everyone's been tucked in.
I have different teachers everyday. There are a few that I love, and I keep going back to them from time to time.
I am reluctant to leave my desk at 3am, but one has to sleep, no?
Running the shop has somewhat taken away from scrapping time; ordering, working on the site, schedules and paperwork have taken my attention from this great love. So, when I moved to our new home, I decided! I must go back to the basics, to the reason why I am doing this.
I have learned so much. I have been humbled. And inspired. There is so much great stuff out there.
I learnt one thing today.
As much as I love Elsie Flannigan I could never work her style. I can use all the chipboard buttons and funky doodles and still... you see, I'm neat. I cannot bear to see a rug not aligned. You can imagine how that affects my pages! I was doing a page for our Jack and Abby release ,(home is a place really close to my heart & this collection is all about home) , it was fun but I realised "This is a really neat page", then I realised that it's ok! You will be you and I will be me and Elsie, well, she'll be Elsie!
And the journey continues, the learning, the awe, the wonder. I'm loving it." There are no rules", I tell the gals who come to my class. But , hey, why not be the best that you can? And never stop learning!
I just had a peek at Wati's blog. She's a gal from Singapore (my hometown, btw). She came by the store one day but I didn't get to meet her. She does great stuff! More power to you, Wati!
You're my teacher today.