It's been way to long since I added anything to my poor little blog. It's not for lack of stuff going on but more because SO MUCH has been going on. Just doesn't seem like there's been time to catch my breath or gather my thoughts with it all. So I hope you'll understand and forgive me. Sometimes life just gets in the way and won't let loose.
First off, classes. I made one of the most difficult decisions I've had to deal with in a long time in the last month or so. I'm taking a break from teaching, at least until after the Winter CHA show. Because I can't give it up completely - I've been teaching in some capacity for the last 10 years! - I will continue the Copic Color Inspirations classes at Scrapbook Barn. Creating and kitting for one class is more manageable and hopefully lets some of my creative mojo to work more freely than it has been. I'm looking forward to creating just for fun for a little bit.
Next, class samples for September's class at Scrapbook Barn. I've got 3 of the projects completed and the 4th nearly so. I'll be dropping them in the mail from Georgia, that's the next major thing I'll mention below, today. Pictures will be posted to the Class Projects tab as usual with the colors used and any interesting technique information we'll be doing on them.
Lastly, my best friend from high school was recently diagnosed with a form of Leukemia. I'm in Georgia for a week to help her and her family out. It's kind of thrown everyone for a loop, me included, so huddling together seems to be the best way to fend off the beasties.
And in the midst of everything, derby still takes up about 4 nights a week. I can't even begin to say how grateful I am to have that kind of outlet. Between being able to get my mind off of stuff or being able to go out and work out hard, and perhaps even hit a few bitches, it's been a blessing. I participated in a Co-Ed Scrimmage Fun Day on the first and had so much fun. Bret surprised me by showing up for my bout. Poor kid didn't even blink an eye seeing his mom wearing a thong over her shorts. To be fair - the bout was Granny Panties vs. Thongs. I had so much fun! And I'm happy to say that I mostly played better than the last scrimmage day event I participated in AND I didn't break anything!! Major win if you ask me.