Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Humidity is not cool.

I hate humid weather. I would melt if I ever had to spend any extended time south of the Mason Dixon line, that's for sure. Today, in late October in Massachusetts, it's 70F, and it's raining, which means that I'm sweating. Fall is supposed to be crisp and dry, not soggy, and this weather makes me want to drape myself over an air conditioning vent, although the New Englander in me says there's no way in heck I'm turning on the AC in late October.

Last Saturday I took the "Configurations of Your Imagination" class at Absolutely Everything in Topsfield, taught by the fabulous Tim Holtz. I consider myself a technique junkie, and anything that involves Tim Holtz/Ranger products is always a draw for me. But despite all of my past creative explorations, I still managed to learn NEW THINGS. While Tim's classes are always fun, whether on person or tutorials through his blog, he always manages to show me, the technique junkie, something new and amazing, or a new use for an old item, or how to transform something into something else.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


This afternoon I'll be driving up to Absolutely Everything in Topsfield to take a class from the wicked awesome Tim Holtz. I haven't taken one of his classes in person since CKU Boston in 2006. I'm taking the Christmas Alterations class, and I know it will rock.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


*Insert yet another bad blogger statement here.*

Yeah, it's been almost a year. I am feeling the itch to write, but I'm not sure if it's a procrastination mechanism because I have a hella-ton of things to do. In fact, as I write this, I am procrastinating on writing my to-do list for the day. I am win.

Stuff on my plate right now:
-9 proposals due the first week in Dec (yes, I am freaking nuts)
-General housework (laundry, dishes, clutter, yadda yadda yadda)
-Sorting through the chaos of the dining room remodel
-Dealing with a half day of school today
-Cub scouts
-Thinking about a craft fair I'm going to do at the end of November
-Prepping for the historic house tour this weekend that I'm volunteering at
-Stressing about my hair and how I do nothing with it
-Reading The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse (Nobel laureate author, great story, challenging read)
-Ongoing spiritual reading, research, and growth

On a saner note, I'll be going to a Tim Holtz class at Absolutely Everything in Topsfield this weekend.