Monday, 25 October 2010

True Stories

I know I havent finished Learn Something New Everyday, but today sees the start of Shimelle's new class True Stories.  I can already see links between this and my other current course with Open University - Creative Writing.  I have notebooks at the ready as I am trying to do most of these things in pen for a number of reasons.

If you want to know more about True Stories, take a look at this video, so cute!

Hopefully I can get the last few pages of LSNED completed in the next few days too but time seems to be on warp speed right now.

On non-crafting matters, I have taken the decision to try some medication for my mood swings and depression so we shall see what happens.  It is going to be on one of my lessons for September as I really didnt want to go down this road but sometimes we need to do something for the greater good, dont we?  And ultimately I can stop feeling so overwhelmed with life then I will get much more out of it and enjoy the things I take on like my writing courses!  We shall see.

Bye for now.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Addicted to Shimelle.... (photo heavy!)

Good grief the time does fly when you have a little one at school!  Louis had his first assembly today which was a Harvest Festival celebration and I was so proud of him.  He grinned all the way through and blew me kisses and was clearly proud of his paper-crafted efforts (I dont think he gets those skills from me!!)

Anyway, the time just seems to whizz past at the moment so I've only done another 4 pages of LSNED, all out of date order, but just done by whichever photo came first in the pile.

So with the prompts for LSNED finished, I started to think about Journal Your Christmas and Jane and I sorted out a few bits of our Christmas stash (and I bought a few more...)  I just hoped that I would be able to complete this LSNED first.  But wait!!  Shimelle then threw in another class called True Stories which starts on 25th October and lasts for 3 weeks.  I didnt even consider it, I just signed up, I love these classes so much.  The downside is that I have taken on far too much at an already crazy time of year but the upside is that it will enhance the Open University creative writing course and that you dont have to scrap every day, you can just use the prompts when you feel like.

I met Shimelle at Scrap-A-Mia in May and with the release of the date and venue for next year, I am really really hoping she is there again.  Her class was crazy fast and it was the first one so we really hit the ground running.  Here is what we ended up with (and which I just finished this week, finally putting the rings on!)

It truly is my papercrafting, and my wonderful family, that get me through the dark days and I have now had to accept that I will need some help in the form of medication.  The PMT mood swings have been so severe that I just couldnt continue without at least trying it as I have done so much myself already (like altering sleep patterns and getting fresh air and exercise).  I've been taking the meds now for 4 days and they are making me feel sick, dizzy and heavy headed but it should pass.  If you've got any tips for beating depression, black moods, PMT etc, then I'd love to hear them!  I'll let you know how I get on.

Bye for now xx