Lack of Retail Therapy – the complaint of the privileged

They say that online sales have increased dramatically during the pandemic. I am probably personally responsible for at least half of those. But seriously, I have historically found “retail therapy” (and even window shopping) hugely soothing, and have missed it a lot since we have been isolating for the past year. No visits with friends, … [Read more…]

Splitting my blog in two

Dear friends. Colin has created a new blog specifically dedicated to spinal cord injury, disability topics, and related things; and has therefore moved all my posts about him, the accident, and his continued recovery on the new blog. His new endeavor includes online computer coding training (specifically including JAVA) for anyone, but specifically other disabled … [Read more…]

Homemade recipe book mini-album

I attended another course with the talented Denise Van Deventer (who is on many design teams and whose blog is here) to show us how to make a mini-album. The album itself is fairly easy to make, but as always, the trick is in the detail. I always struggle to finish my projects like this … [Read more…]

For the Guys – Altenew Educator Certification Programme continues…

My next installment in my search for certification in the Altenew Educator Certification Program is the course “For the Guys“. Although I had planned the card and drawn a sketch, I really struggled with this card and its execution. I wanted to make a galaxy background and tried 5 different times with my distress inks. … [Read more…]