Friday, April 26, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fishing Around

I entered two designs to the Hallmark contest again this month. But I am feeling sad because I didn't win. Wahhhh. However what the heck. Let's move on.
Here's my loser card design. But I still like it.

This week I joined a website called 750 words and I started writing free style each day. When one is finished it tells the writer how many words they have down. I was going for the 750 and I find it easy. When I am done with writing I print it all out and store it with my daily morning pages journals. At the end of the day it feels like no matter what happened, the act of writing a little more than usual makes me feel as if I have accomplished something.
Writing free style is like therapy, and a way to work through little things that happen like the snippy neighbour who doesn't like your dog or the sad woman begging for cash near the liquor store.
Aside from the negative, writing free style also helps me to remember of moments of delight like the perfect tulip under the hedge or the joy that my dog expresses through her wiggling body and wagging tail when she meets friends at the park.

I am attending a workshop in Saturday on the topic of editing so this week my everlasting ongoing novel has been revised again for the twentieth time and now printed out and ready to take along. I have edited the book so much it has been reduced from over two hundred pages double spaced down to about 28 pages.
Maybe this workshop will help me get it into shape for submitting to a publisher. I am hoping.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday Night

I couldn't resist taking a few pictures of my new computer screen which I ordered online with Air Miles Reward miles. It arrived within five days all the way from Ontario to Vancouver via Canada Post. It goes nicely with my Mini Mac, a Christmas gift from my wonderful sons. I am now using two computers. I still mostly use my PC because I am so accustomed to it especially for using CorelDraw which is not available on a Mac.
The cupcakes and cat image is part of a Birthday Card design I submitted to Hallmark's March card contest. But sigh and a tear in the eye, they did not choose it nor even consider it.  Kleenex please. But I still like it. Since I am accustomed to rejection I opened myself to another disappointment and I sent in two designs to this month's April contest.  The second on screen image is from a banner design I have been working on for a fund raiser coming up in June. CWILL BC is holding this fund raiser in Richmond. When I pick up the banners from the printers I might try to get a few photos to post here.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spring in My Neighbourhood

 I can't help posting pics I took this week while walking with Maggie. We are so blessed here in Vancouver. It was such a long dreary grey winter but now everything is alive and growing again.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Images of Spring

While walking with Maggie last week I took a few photos around the neighbourhood. I have shared them on Facebook but I thought I'd post them here as well. Since these were taken the rain has obliterated most of these blossoms. But there are other trees now coming into bloom so when the sun shines again I will be out walking again with the camera. Maggie has learned to sit patiently while I take photos with the leash wrapped around my wrist.