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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Good things come to those who wait ....

Tim Thomas
Boston Bruins Goalie
Stanley Cup Champions
and thats exactly what happened last night as the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1970 ... or the first time in my Hubs lifetime.

It is a very emotional time in my house right now.  He is crazy excited and thrilled beyond belief - actually to the point of disbelief.  Anyone who knows him knows he is a hardcore Bruins fan through and through (hey .... we have a dog whose registered name is Neely VonBruin for crying out loud!) and what this means to him.  It's like his own personal victory.

Me ... I am a Bruins fan by marriage.  A person who has come to enjoy and appreciate the game but rarely watches because my Hubs is just too intense for me.  Last night though ... it was an absolute pleasure to watch with him.  It was intense for both of us and today I proudly wear my Bruins jersey ... much to the dismay of many colleagues and students. 

So with this post I leave the creative behind and celebrate on behalf of my Hubs with a congratulations to both teams for a great series and a great big WOOOHOOOOO to the Bruins for taking the cup.  (and yes, I recognize that it would have been great to have had Lord Stanley at home in Canada but ... technically ... 17 of their top players are Canadian [including two from Vancouver) so it's not completely American.  Thats my disclaimer)  You played a strong game as a strong team ... and no one believed you could do it.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Circle Art Journal - v. 1.0

Over the past few months, some ladies and I have been participating in an Art Journal Exchange.  For this semi-type A personality (and I say 'semi' because I really do believe that I call in the middle of both categories in so many ways), it was a great opporunity to try my hand at different things and stretch beyond my creative norm.  One thing I learned is that I seem to be okay at doing backgrounds but, for the front runner type stuff, I am seriously lacking.  Fortunately however, I will have the opportunity to expand further as we prepare to bring Circle Art Journal v. 2.0. --- both with the front page type stuff and some very cool Pan Pastels.  (now I just have to watch Donna's video so I can fully understand how to use them and that they arent just something that you would smear across your page with a sponge.  novel idea if I do say so myself!!)

Because I didn't take photos each time I completed an entry, I am not able to share the ones that I did for others - with the exception of two that were taken off Facebook and Rosa's blog.  (thanks ladies!) - so I will share with you all the wonderful entries into my journal created by some very talented women.  (eta:  after uploading photos, I realized that I am missing Katie's second creation.  the pages must've been stuck together.  sadly, i am way down here and it is way up there and i am just too darn lazy at this moment to put my camera together and go take that second shot, upload, edit then post so I will save that one for a later day.)  It was a night of great laughs as we revealed eachothers journals to one another.  Thanks again for hosting, Katie.  I look forward to sharing after the next round.




St├ęphanie 1


St├ęphanie 2
Mellisa for Rosa -- my very first art journal entry.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rediscover: ME!

There is so much about me that people don't know or realize.  Some would be surprised while others might suspect. 

This past weekend was very profound.  Very eye opening.  Very real.  Very unexpected .. and from a person least suspected.  A person to whom I am grateful to and whom I don't think realized that depth of the impact our talk together had on me.  Thank you.  So, for now, I am discovering and rediscover me. 
Just Do!

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Donna Downey Experience

This weekend was my weekend with the Scrapbox and Donna Downey and *WOW* what a weekend.  I learned more things, became less inhibited with my art and the creating process - something that I have been trying to do - and began a journey of healing and repairing.  And the laughter ... omigod the laughter.  So much of it from everywhere.  Between Donna and her students and solely amongst her students as well.  If Ottawa (or somewhere you are or are near) is hosting a Donna Downey event, you simply must take it.

For me, and beyond the creativity, it was a weekend without compare.  I've begun a different kind of creative journey and I owe it all to Donna for helping me open my eyes, and begin to repair. 

This is the second time I've done a Donna Downey weekend ... and it won't be the last.  

Happy Monday.