Tuesday, September 19, 2006
I'm jumping on ye olde bandwagon (again)
Yep, I did it. Like so many scrappers I know (well one anyway that I know personally) I sent my work to Scrapartist for the apprentice challenge. Where's Donald Trump?
Yes, the work was grueling. Yes, it was going to be a freebie for you at first, but I figured, I'm not getting any younger so what the heck? Why not send it in and be totally put the shame by the awesome talent on display.
I felt like being humble today anyway. I was thinking way too much of myself.
Here it is: entry. So far it only has 10 comments. Humph, the girl next to me has 15.
Anyway, I am really getting into designing stuff and seem to have found my groove. Just call me Stella why don't ya?
Well, actually don't.
Anyway, at first I was trying to copy everyone else, not literally copy, but copy the elements, like I had to do buttons and grosgain ribbons until I puked. But now I'm sick of 'em!
You'll get no more buttons from me!!! Well, except the one in today's freebie, but I don't count that as a button. It's a .... bauble, if you will.
My point in talking about buttons was to say that I am finally designing the way I want to. This is the real me designing, not trying to fit in so much. And I like it so much better! I learn something new everyday. I thought I knew it all about Photoshop, but there is so much out there. It's a mystery wrapped in an enigma. It's Richard's burrito.
But in spite of my breaking out of the grosgain mold, I really don't think I'll be the last one standing on the island in that group (talking about Scrapartist again). Which is good, cause I don't want to eat bugs or whatever or bungee jump thanks very much.
Speaking of eating ... I have gotten well, a bit larger to say the least.
I can't believe it. When I first quit my job last year I was wearing, I kid you not here, a size 6. Now I'm a bit larger at size 10, but a size 11 feels so good I buy a size 12.
So anyways, up six sizes in a year, not bad. Maybe I should have another chocolate, huh? I gathered a buncha my "skinny" clothes and put them in bags for Goodwill. After all, I've read that you should become used to your size. I think I'm a bit too used to it if you know what I mean.
Also I like to eat. What's fun about not eating? Uh, nothing, I agree.
And chocolate, that foul temptress that has followed me all of my life, giving me extra arm weight, laughing at my inability to walk by the candy aisle at the grocery store, she's to blame. But I just can't stay away from her, especially now that my fave DARK CHOCOLATE has become GOOD FOR YOU! I want to die happy anyway.
Here's today's freebie. It's called "Brokedown Palace" and I hope you like it! Keep coming to see me, I miss you when you don't :'(