Monday, 14 September 2009

Lessons Learnt

So, I'm two weeks into Shimelle's class Learn Something New Every Day. Now I knew even when I started that I wouldn't be able to post something about the class every day - I haven't got a photo printer, I like to scrap in a big scrap sitting and I also like to think things over for more than the odd half an hour. I am a slow scrapper! But, I really didn't think it would take me this long to get around to a bit of a Learn Something New Every Day Round Up - blame it on my shoddy internet connection and totally lack of scrapping.

Cutting things ready for future projects is very therapeutic.

So, what have I learnt so far?

1st September: I made the DT for the new All About Me Challenge Blog. What a way to start September!

2nd September: To feel creative, I really need some sleep.

3rd September: I really hate html. No matter how hard I try to understand it, it eludes me. Like statistics. Meh!

4th September: A few days without the internet will not kill me, but it will be frustrating.

5th September: The world is a much smaller place than I once believed. Mel from I Speak Melsh and I have been following each other's blogs. It was only when I posted to the local Freecycle Group and Mel got something from my e-mail address that we realised we're within coffee and cake distance. Yay!

6th September: Experiment more. Sometimes new things are fun.

7th September: Listening to old music favourites is good for the soul.

8th September: That blog tutorials take longer to write than you would ever expect.

9th September: That waiting for your first DT piece to go live is a little traumatic.

10th September: That niceness is totally under-rated.

11th September: The house will not clean itself. Bad house!

12th September: When creativity fails, cutting things with a guillotine is very therapeutic.

13th September: Sometimes people are only in it for themselves.

Today's lesson? I have to work on my priorities. It will be worth it in the end.

I really need to work on some more personal projects this month and, unfortunately, that means a little less scrapping. However, I have been managing to journal my lessons every day, along with some sketches and ideas for colours, etc (thank you so much for the notebook idea Shimelle!) and will, at least, be able to scrap them when the opportunity arises.

How's everyone else getting on?


  1. OOOhhh, a crafty s'more- yum!

  2. It's amazing what you learn when you sit down and think about it isn't it? Loving this class!

    BTW, LMAO at Sept 11th and 12th! :)

  3. Mmm, coffee and cake :-) Must do that soon... And don't forget to let me know about that crop!! x

  4. I learned that blogs can be really inspiring, and now that I've read all that you've learned I need to sit down and realize what I've been learning this past month. Thanks for posting this, its setting me off in a good direction.


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