I’m not a scrapper. I can’t even say the word without thinking of that awkwardly hilarious scene with an uptight Renee Zellweger and the endearing Siobhan Hogan in New in Town. However, I am crazy for digital photo books. I enjoy expressing myself in creative arts and interior design. And I am eager for what I might learn through this class.
I am sure I’ll enjoy the scrapping, once I get down to it. But I am much more interested in structured monthly prompts that will encourage me to focus on my word through the course of the year. Yes, I have a word! Of course, there’s a story about my word. I’ll get to that…
It’s bitter cold here in the North Country. Temps are forecast to dip below zero all week. Only last week I was bragging about a balmy 50 degree reprieve, when mounds of snow melted to reveal scruffy brown-green grass as far as the eye could see. All of which is now exposed to this brutal cold. Oy vey.
Martin Luther King day has dawned with a lovely, soft sunrise. I savored piping hot pumpkin spice coffee as I watched a rosy-red glow spread over the river. The day is so cold there’s hardly a wisp of cloud in the sky. The flip side of the sub-zero coin is a blast of sunshine. I’ll take it!
This is only my second MLK day off from work, having left the University mid-December 2011. Ironic, eh? I love having a Monday off now and again, especially in the drudgery of mid-winter.
It’s a luxury to have a whole day off with almost nothing planned. A few chores to attend to. Maybe an errand or two. A meeting this evening. But in between, freedom!
I’m anxious to dive into the One Little Word class. January materials are available for download and a welcome email has entered my inbox. I signed up for a freebie starter class, too. Maybe, as a reluctant scrapper and a newbie, I should start there, eh?
P.S. I logged in and … promptly got lost looking for the January prompt! Here’s a tip if you are taking this class with me: Go to the “Archives” immediately. Ignore the chats and galleries, at least at first. I quickly became overwhelmed and somewhat intimidated. But I am determined not to be sidetracked from my word! ;/0
In the January Archive, you’ll find a 30-minute video with the instructor, Ali. She explains how the course works, lays out the first assignment and provides samples of her work by example. I am totally inspired! And I’m off to pick up a few supplies…