I is bad, bad, bad.
Ive been dreafully busy sorting out this and that.
Ive also been designing websites.
This all new, all of a sudden.
Ive been asking and looking around for weeks at the best ways to make a website that doesnt cost the earth. Which, with a heavy heart, leads to doing it your darn well self, basically.
It might seem awfully pretentious to say this but really - its pips to do.
I am a freelance designer and photographer by day - and by night, under a cloak in the corner of the room, I make digital things.
I can't decide which I like most.
A sane, sedate day job making pretty things with paper & taking photos of gorgous people?
Or the wonder of creating digi/websites/logos with what feels like lava in my eyes all night?
Hmmmmm. No balance between the two other than thr fact I just ADORE every minute of my life, especially when I let Belle out of the attic for two minutes to allow her to see my work, spank her and send her back up there to finish eating her spider salad and mouse poo croutons. Mwahahaahhahahaha.
Belle has had some tutorials from me this week on photoshop as her ICT homework required that she design a front cover for her folder. It was her idea to go surfing on the web to get some ideas on what look she was going for (Yes, jaw dropped to the floor). That kid is a wizz, I tell you. She may not be Einstein educationally but she has logic and a desire to root things out and best of all she loves art and colour. Clearly, she gets that from mark ;) I showed her how to change sizes and re-colour and add things into layers. She totally gets it. See what I have done? I have made her a Mac geek. Cathy Z will be quaking in her boots! Belle says I can show you her page when she has had it marked by the teacher.
Belle and I are off out tonight.
On our own.
Because marko has gone on my brothers stag weekend in Leeds (there is talk of drinking games that include mustard powder and all sorts of ugly things being added to your drinks if you lose a game).
So we are off to do out pilgramage to Blackpool to see the annual illuminations. We shall set off at tea time to go and have fish and chips by the sea, walk the entire length of the promenade (which is more than a golden mile thank you very much!) and catch the tram back. We are so excited about this, its Belles favourite thing to do this time of year. Ill take a picture of her today and relay how happy she is, little love that she is. Am praying for no rain, I am really good, dear God.... really. Well, I dont eat all of my greens and sometimes I dont wash my hands before making Mark some food. And I know you saw me sneaking that cappucino flavoured KIT KAT just 10 minutes ago (can you believe such wonders exist? SLURP). But please God, lay the rain off and I'll be a good girl, as always of course. Cheers. Amen.
And to round off my late blog entry, here is a pic-a-roo of a layout I did using just one piece of PP. Got to love Scenic routes scrap strips.. they are the best. Ok, I added a blob of paint, 7 brads and a cardboard ring, but seriously, one piece of PP with spares left for cards. Wooooooo.
Dont forget, Im still taking registration of peeps who wanna learn digi (see here, for more info). The response has been a little bit overwhelming, but there is room for more :)