Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm not crying yet...

...but it is just not my day in the studio. Impatience, ignorance and more impatience added up to wasted time and supplies. Grrr.

I usually post pics of my mistakes, but it's a swap secret thang and ...oh...just GRR!

Beautiful idea...first few successes...this is gonna take a long time! I grew impatient and came up with a time-wasting method, destined to waste good ink, too. Well...before it all smeared, I tried my old stand-by of "just cover the whole thing with UTEE!"

Can you say fire extinguisher? Well, it was close.

So, I moved onto beautiful idea #2 for a different recipient. Different I know very well and have worked many minor miracles with. And it went so well until we got to the heat booth (okay, it's a cardboard box that keeps my UTEE from flying all over the place when I heat it). My ATC began to crumple like a shrinky dink!!

It took me a moment to realize what I had done: In my grand tradition of "Take what'cha got and make what'cha want", I had used photo paper instead of gloss card stock for the background. Oy.

So, I scanned what could be salvaged and played with it on my lame-o photo editor. What looked ok on-screen did not print so nicely -- even on very nice glossy paper. *sigh*

I know who could help me with this, but he is asleep. I just feel like a real dork and I earnestly desire to have one small success before I call it a night. Wait. That could be a factor...lack of sleep, I mean. I worked until 4am today and here it is 1:20am again (not late for me, but I am getting tired).

I truly love life. I'm sucking really hard, but the marrow is elusive (temporarily!).

Thanks for listening.



Cookie Sunshine said...

Dear Brenda,

I'm very glad to meet you. Thank you very much for reaching out to help a dear lady you've never even met. Your compassion is greatly appreciated.

We are very thankful this morning that my Mother is going to be moving to her new home tomorrow.

I do not know the exact number of residents who are still in search of homes but I do know a few are going to homes that make me fear for their comfort and safety. Please add these dear loving souls to your prayer list. They have become our family over this past 1.5 years. We love and worry about each of them.

Again, thank you so very much for your kindness. As my Mother used to say "you have added stars to your crown".

What a wonderful community this is.

I hope you'll stop back by and visit again. Usually I have things up that are a bit more fun.

Hugs and thanks,
Donna "Cookie" Gotlib

Mam said...

I'm so glad to see that you and Cookie have met! Cookie is a sweetheart. I love it when the people I like best get to know each other.
You've had a day like mine. I've definitely had those "shrinky dink" moments with things that were not what they appeared to be. I'm going to look at your next post. So sorry. I do know how you feel.