One thing that I do each week is update my church women's blog and I'm mentioning this here because the OCC Women's Online is coming up to 100 posts in the near future so over the coming weeks we will be giving away some books! This week's book is:
So if you might like to WIN this book, just leave a comment over on the blog - click HERE! Send a friend or two - also, each week we give away new FREE Scripture wallpaper for your computer, check this out under "The Gallery" tab. Besides the free stuff there's a lot of good inspiration to be found, a wonderful place to be inspired.
I'm also continuing to work my way through the "Simplify Your Life" workshop (via listening to podcasts from middayconnection.org and offered by Marcia Ramsland who is a professional organiser.
One month later, 107 photos in my online Picasa web album and my house is really shaping up. I've got SPACE and it feels wonderful - this will propel me to do some redecorating soon. I've gone through 90% of my drawers and cupboards and the last thing I tackled was chopping down a TON of cardboard boxes I'd been saving. Many of them were for pieces of equipment or appliances, kept thinking that if we ever had to return an item... I've got a few friends following along and some even working along with me and its SO encouraging. You're welcome to join the fun!
I have to share this sign I saw yesterday (on the way to the thrift store where I was headed to retrieve a pretty cupcake stand I saw the day before and decided to buy, but then it was GONE ... sigh ... you snooze you lose - but I DID buy a splatter cover for the microwave and I'd had my eye out for one of those!)
Is it just me - or is this funny? I get this mental picture in my mind:
Like inside that building there are people sitting at tables with art supplies... DRAWING meat? *snort*
And I've been teaching digital art class on Fridays at YouLearn.ca Oliver branch. Its just a few hours in the mornings and its proved to be a lot of fun. Yesterday's class we did "self portraits" using Art Rage. I took my sweet Mr:
And turned him into:
I should have corrected his "lazy eye" - he's quite shy about this but it shows up whenever a camera is pointed in his direction. What a great subject he is though!
I have permission from Jill and her son Cameron who are taking this workshop to use photos of them to show you what we are doing, its such a joy to have family working side by side. They are so positive, enthusiastic - and as it turns out - talented!
Jill and Cameron - DIGITAL ARTISTS!
Cameron has a good handle on his self-portrait
Jill and herself :)
Can you believe this is her first attempt? Do you know Art Rage has a FREE version? just click HERE to check it out! Saves a ton of money on art supplies.
And now, on to this being National Scrapbooking Weekend - there are a ton of great giveaways and offers all over the Internet today - I'd like to point you to a few places, you can find them in my sidebar. In particular Scrapbook-Elements is hosting some fun events, my friend KimB always has wonderful products and gorgeous giveaways (more about that tomorrow or Monday because I used her kit to make a special project) and then Linda too. But seriously, check out some of the links in my sidebar for scrapbooking and you will be bound to find lots of great stuff to celebrate!
And even ME since I was already in Art Rage I decided to paint up a little goodie I cooked up - for you for NSW. Enjoy! (and Happy Mother's Day!)