Monday, September 6, 2010

When real life steps in

So I'm a bit slow with this week's blog. I've been spending the last month, on and off, remodeling my son's room. Its been a huge undertaking having to find a new place to put all of my husband and my things that were in the room my son will be using. Basically a lot of decluttering and rearranging. But it really feels good to get rid of things - you know, the things that you hold on to for years and year just in case you might need it. But all the lifting and painting has taken its toll on my back and now I can barely sit for more than 10 minutes at a time. My computer is lonely, feeling neglected.

But I do have a few pages to share with you. First off, I want to tell you about the template challenge on The Digichick blog. September is back to school month so TDC's theme for the month is Learning Every Day. And with that theme, the first challenge of the month has been to scrap something that you learn just through every day life. I chose not to focus on any one particular skill, rather on just learning more about myself.

made with Berry Preppy by Wendy Page Designs
notebook, postit tabs and alpha are from other resources

Here is the page I made for the July Artisan Notebook. In case you can't read the journaling, here it is.

I find that, in my life, balance brings harmony. Neither extreme seems to serve me well. 
Too little may be restful, but I grow restless. Too much may be exciting, 
but I grow nervous. In all things balance is best.

I'll wrap this up with a little art gallery of what few pages I have managed this week. I hope you all are having a great week. Its still hot hot hot here. Tokyo doesn't really cool down until mid-October.

using Box Society 3 papers and Fairy Blossoms by Studio Gypsy

using Rue by Paislee Press, Guest Designer at The Digichick during September

using Perfectly Ordinary by Sugarplum Paperie and Easy Breezy pt 13 by Busy Bee Designs

As always, thank you so much for stopping by.

1 comment:

Tronesia said...

Beautiful pages Holly!!