It won’t surprise any of you that I well over a week behind with Shimelle’s class ‘Explore’ right now!! What with birthday gift shopping, baking birthday cakes, having a day in bed yesterday feeling yuk!! (I’m OK today though!!) & general day to day chores, the prompts have backlogged, as is usual for me!!! It also hasn’t helped that I’m finding this class a bit random! It isn’t really gelling for me, but I’m sure it will all come together in the end…when I get there!!!
So..this is what I have so far…following on from week one’s prompts & pages in my playbook HERE…
This week was all about observing our daily routines,where we sit, stand & sleep….looking around at familiar surroundings & trying to recall relating memories & jotting them down.
Not surprisingly, my favourite place to sit is at my scrap desk…
But I am often to be found sitting at my computer desk….on ‘my’ sofa to watch TV (less often than elsewhere!!) & in the sunshine under a shady tree in the garden. usually with a cuppa in hand!!
That Acer tree I sit under triggered a memory….I bought it when we first moved in in 2004…in fact there are two of them & they were no more than twigs…dried out & in the sale at £7.50 each!! They are both now well over 9 feet tall, bushy & healthy, so a good investment for £15.00 I’d say!!
Two places I stand regularly are in the kitchen…usually preparing one meal or another, baking etc etc…
…& of course at the ironing board…too much time spent there!!
I can often be found here curled up with my latest book, so not just the place I sleep!!
Still on the memory exercise… the basket in my scrap room that I use to collect the recyclable bits reminded me of the day I fell over on St Albans High Street!! The stall holders were so kind helping me up!!
Shimelle asked us if we are spontaneous Or more into routine? I have to say I like routine…I may have been a lot more spontaneous pre children, but having an autistic child does limit spontaneity!!
…I included a sample of my LO style! I must say…scrapping at 5”x3” is a challenge!!
Finally we documented ‘a day in the life’…I chose to use photo’s as well as my jottings!
I prepared the journaling pages & just jotted down, on the hour, what I was doing. This meant that the writing is all over he place!! But I think I can live with it!!!
And that was the end of week two!! I did play with some digital TTV photo effects, but then discovered the transparency film I had wasn’t meant for an inkjet printer, so I’ll have to add in those pages later when I get some proper film & can print off my overlays!!
… but I’ve signed up for this free class over at BPC, which starts on Monday, so it may have to wait a little longer!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!! I hope your week is going well…it’s half way through already…& guess what? It’s my birthday tomorrow!!!…& of course my number one son’s…he’ll be 15…which coincidentally is what I will be…backwards!! How cool is that?!! :)
P.S. I’ve had real problems with this post, so apologies if it looks a bit ‘gappy’ it was the best I could do!! Blogger it!!!