It's still Saturday where I live, which means that it's still the start of the weekend and there's still lots of time to get all those things I want to, done. (Of course, it will not happen, but the possibility is still there.) What are you up to this weekend? Something fun? I'm here trying to tie up the week, still finishing up a few things. In other words, nothing too terribly exciting. I've wrapped up my contribution for this class which involved things like the photo above and supplies like these:
Which means making stuff, so that's always a good thing on my list! I met Céline (one of the two instructors of the class) what feels like a hundred years ago, somewhere, maybe ArtFest? and every once in awhile our paths cross (once in Paris even!) and I am always happy to see her, she's super cute and it goes without saying, talented. She's co-teaching with Anna-Maria Wolniak. I've never had the pleasure of meeting her. The course is a mixed media class as applied to scrapbooking, but of course, so much could be applied to art journaling. It was a bit of a stretch for me to apply my typical tools in a different format (scrapbook) than my usual (art journal), and I always think getting out of my comfort zone and stretching is a good thing.
What else this Saturday? Well, this mic for my DSLR arrived, which means...filming can resume for the e-course! I told you I'm a wee bit of a perfectionist and the whirrring of the camera noise was really annoying, and frankly, unacceptable. Finally, problem solved. My older brother said that I'm trying to use the wrong equipment for my goal; that I need to find a video camera, not my DSLR to film for my class, and I do believe he was probably right, would have been a more direct route and probably cost the same with what I've spent on tripod extenders, microphones, adapters etc. to make my camera's output as good. But hey, I'm not going to tell him that! (I just received this photo from him, showing what his family is up to today:)
Fun, right?!? He does know quite a lot, especially about flying and cameras, but you know, I'm his sister ;), I have to ignore his advice sometimes just because it's part of my job description!
I also picked up the crochet blanket project and started working on a blog update for you...it's kind of been neglected of late...
It's just the right size to be a skirt at this point, haha. But no, it's going to be a lap afgan, and sooner than later, too!
And while I do a little work and home chores this weekend, I'm looking for some recommendations. You see, recently, I listened to these podcasts and loved the whole experience of podcast listening. Of course, I loved Elise's specifically, I can't wait for more. In the meantime, do you know of any podcast "channels" is that what they are called? Stations? that are similar? I'm interested in the same type content as Elise's podcast, described by her as: "blogging, business, creativity, inspiration and motivation." I don't have any like that to recommend, podcasts really are new to me, but I've heard I should check out: This American Life, After the Jump, Here's the thing, Ted talks, Pop Culture Happy hour, and Paperclipping Round Table, just in case you are looking too...
Do you have any others to recommend? Thanks for sharing with us if you do.
And hey, have a great weekend, whatever day it is where you live!