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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Redisover: Design Team

There had been some talk quite a while back about Auntie Em's Scrapbooking (in Cornwall, ON) possibly starting a design team.  I had expressed an interest in it but nothing really transpired.  Before the holidays it came up again but nothing really concrete .... until today.  I spent the day there, with Emma, Laura, Marlene & Sue, beading away into the wee hours of the morning (meaning 1am) and, at some point in the evening, I was invited by Emma to be a part of the Auntie Em's design team.  I am very excited for the opportunity to inspire others as well as the push I need to get back into the craft that I love so much.  I have always had many ideas floating around in my head so it will be nice to execute some of them in the process.  I brought home some paper and embellies tonight and let me just tell you that there isnt anything more daunting than re-entering a craft that you havent done in quite some time with a product that is out of the box and not in you normal comfort zone.  Either way, I look forward to the challenge which, with any luck, will begin tomorrow after a major cleaning of my space.  Yes, the one I was supposed to do weeks ago.  oy!

On a creative note, I assisted Marlene today as she taught two "Beading Boot Camp" classes at Auntie Em's today.  It was fun to help others learn and a bit confident boosting to know that I am developing my skills in beading nicely.  Afterwards, a few of us stayed and created away.  I made a bracelet for colleague as well as began the foundation for a second bracelet that I am going to do.  Marlene was nice enough to let me play with her oh-so-yummy camera and is going to pass on the photos to me soon.  I will also take photos of the things I did for Christmas gifts and share those as well.  Fortunately, many of the pieces I made were made in twos because I liked them so much I had to make a second for me. 

As for my Art Journal Everyday, I am actually doing pretty well with the exception of Friday and Saturday.  Unfortunately time didnt allow because, after leaving the house at 7:30 Friday and coming home at midnight only to leave again at 8:30am Saturday and return at 2:15am, I just wasnt journalling.  I plan to make up for it today by doing multiple components.  So far I have all the signatures attached and the album cover started.   I will have more work to do before beginning my first Art Journal Everyday entry but, in my head, it's all looking good.

Hopefully everyone enjoyed a snowy Saturday.  Here's to a restful Sunday with a great week ahead.  Happy Creating.


Kataroo said...

CONGRADULATIONS!! Auntie Em's will be a perfect fit for you :)

Kataroo said...

and I forgot to say YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH your going to scrap again :) :) :) :) :)

Natasha said...

WTG Melissa. Can't wait to see all of your creations. So happy that you are rediscovering and embracing the word you have chosen for this year.

Stacy Miller said...

Great post thanks for sharing. Beading is a hobby that I truly enjoy. Excellent blog.

Closet Artist said...

YAY for you!!!!
Can't wait to follow that journey as well.
You got lots going on and that gives me lots of good reading to look forward to!!!

Stay Funny said...

CONGRADULATIONS! That's amazing!
Super happy for you!

Rachel said...

VERY COOL MEL! YAHOOOO and a HUGE CONGRATS .....You are gonna do great things! :)

R :)

milkcan said...

Huge congrats to you! And so glad you're doing well with your art journaling! I'm delighted that you're participating in Art Journal Every Day!

Anonymous said...

congrats mell on making it on the design team for Auntie Em's.
can't wait to see what you come up with
you go girl