Tuesday, March 20, 2012

what a fun day!

What a fabulous program at UCSD. During finals Andra Lew and her volunteers set up several stations for multiple dogs to offer their support to stressed students. America was at her best and, was especially happy that she could spend time with Caleb and Archie.
One girl sat with us for an hour, just loving on all three dogs, and said how much better she felt.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Altered Christmas Card book

This altered book, a gift from the Churchyards many years ago, now contains Christmas cards, more or less in chronological order, saved in a tattered box, as samples of the ones we've sent for the past 40+ years.
Picking just the right Christmas card was always a big deal to me. It had to be religious and have just the right sentiment.

This first one is signed as Ann Dietz

Then Ann and Rod

Sadly I can't get these in chronological order, but you get the idea.
All three kids, then back to The Deakers Family as some leave.

This was a no kids, puppy year.
bring on the grands.
These are two signed, Ann Rod and Katie

Now Laurie's joined the fun.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Joanne Sharpe

Even though I haven't come even close to watching all the videos in Joanne Sharpe's Letter Love class, the quality of the class compelled me to sign up for her next one.

It's been a heady and hearty experience to see the creativity of fellow letter (and quote) lovers!
Joanne's made the class so easy, and so fun and there are three different groups, yahoo, facebook and flickr, to ogle over everyone's work and read their comments.

I can't say enough good things about Letter Love, For $35 we got 29 different videos, sheets of quotes, tips about the best use of products. It's the best art deal around! Not only that, it's available FOREVER!

Caution though, hard to hold on to your pocketbook when you see all the fun pens, paints, sprays everyone is using, BUT, everyone's great about sharing where to get the best deal.