Friday, September 29, 2006

Late Bloomer

I've been at this for a bit, trying to get it figured out, getting a blog going for myself. My feet are swollen and it's past my bedtime, so I don't have any profoundities to convey tonight. One thing though, I must say the "Beyond Appearances" blog I discovered has inspired me to finally get on board with the whole blog thing. Their challenges are very provocative, and make me want to be a part of it so much that I've subjected myself to figuring out all these technicalities in order to participate...It is nice to be a part of things I suppose. Seeing how my online socializing represents the lion's share of my social life. Kind of pthetic, but what can I do - not much at the moment - I am less than 2 months away from giving birth to my third child, less t han 1 month away from moving into a new house, and less than 1 year since my family and I relocated from the west coast to the east coast. A time of transition, as they say. But the concept of an art-based blog appeals to me - before this I envisioned my hypothetical blog as having to contain profound philosophies and ingenious viewpoints on the world - a bit intimidating, and reason enough for me to only daydream about having one and never getting around to setting one up (let alone giving it regular attention). The scrapbook page challenges at Beyond Appearances are unassuming, welcoming, and make me want to set aside my inhibitions and get to work in my office creating new stuff for my book. Too bad it's 10:58pm and as I said my ankles are nonexistant and dh is wondering why I'm not in bd with my feet up so late at night...otherwise I'd be at my desk shuffling through papers and brainstorming. Well, I will give it a go tomorrow, after I get back from class - I'm taking a workshop about learning Adobe Photoshop, a four part thing, very informative. Now all I have to do is get myhands on Adobe Photoshop!

This layout is a little something I put together the other night as I was feeling disgruntled with cartain family situations. I was feeling sarcastic, among other things. This is one of the first scrapbook projects I have done that aren't completely happy and positive. It delves into a new realm for me, a more honest and edgyone, a little more on the dark side...