Hidey hoe! Comment ça va? I hope all is well in your orbit. Things are tickety-boo around here...busy, but managing to keep myself at an arm's length from getting stressed by any of it. Except today I guess I have to admit--because I was, by 10 o'clock in the morning, dealing with 1) workers on our rooftop hosing water at high pressure to try and determine the source location for the various incessant leaks we've had in our ceiling since 2004 (which have been repaired only 3 times), 2) addressing the kitten pee left by our lovely new pets on our aupair's bed...in other words, looking up on the Internet recipes for "how to clean cat pee out of mattress and sheets" and brewing up a concoction of "hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and hand soap" to clean as instructed...AND 3) walking around with plastic bag atop my head, as part of my head de-liceing ritual. How's that for an entertaining start to your day!?! Holy Rumoli! ANYHOO...Fortunately for me, the afternoon was "less eventful" :)
I've some new workshops coming up over the next two weeks: On October 30th, I'll be teaching an "Altered Photo and Images" techniques workshop at "Scrap, Paper, Tisora" LSS in Vilafranca del Penedés (near Barcelona), and then the weekend of 5-7 November, teaching for the third year in a row at Barcelona's annual Craft and Hobby and Fine Arts trade fair, "Creativa". (Creativa began in Belgium in 1998 and currently is held annually in a circuit of 16 cities throughout the southern regions of Europe.
This year, Spain is participating with its recently held in Valladolid fair (1-3 Octobre), the upcoming Barcelona fair, and then a third and final edition in the city of Zaragoza, in 2011 (25-27 February).
I will be teaching two new workshops at the Fair--I'm looking foward to those, as we will be learning how to work with a product that isn't very well-known in Spain: the Ranger Melting Pot, and some great techniques using melted bees wax and Ranger UTEE to create a hangable Christmas-themed project!
I will also be teaching a techniques workshop that focuses on a variety of products from the Ranger Distress line. Fun, fun, fun!! If you're at the fair, please do come by the Scrap House stand and say hi! Information on the workshops is posted here, on my Spanish blog.
I also would like to share, or more correctly shall I say "introduce" you to someone I have just discovered via Youtube. I saw this video the other day and it just left a huge smile on my face and made me have a little think. And I like people who inspire me that way. As such, I always like to pass that on. You might have already heard of him (as things sometimes take a little bit longer to reach me over here in Spain). His name is Sean Stephenson. And here's one of his videos. I hope you enjoy it :)
Have a good one! And I agree with him: life is s'posed to be fun--it's too short to be so serious...So go get your groove on and get SILLY!