Saturday, July 30, 2005

survived MIAD!!

I just completed an intense 5 day at the Milwaukee School of Art & Design. It was wonderful and horrible all at the same time. Much too much work for one week. The class took me from very familiar territory ( book folding techniques) to very unfamiliar territory (2 new computer programs). I somehow wish I could have started with the new stuff but in classes like this for educators you always have a very wide range of backgrounds and skill levels to work with. Dorota, the teacher, was a printmaker from Poland. A very charming and articulate instructor both about artbooks and printmaking. There were times I was frustrated but in the end I really loved it. Nevermind that my book is not bound even yet! Actually I started two books, the first being about Giverny and the second being a fun little visual story entitled "Bob goes to Paris." I seriously hope I get them both done soon. Now back to my summer vacation!

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Watch your mailbox for one of these!

I spent about a week making cards for any occasion and then I sent my stamps off to CA for Susan to play with before she heads back to work with her new knee. Sunday is the class intro for the bookmaking class I am taking at MIAD. I am really looking forward to this but it means summer is grinding to a halt!

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Three nicknames that you have had:
1. Ocki-Locki
2. Joce
3. Locki (I still have it!)

Three things you like about yourself:
1. My creativity
2. My "mom" factor
3. My manicured nails

Three things you don't like about yourself:
1. my arthritis
2. my ability to clutter the house
3. worrying

Three things that scare you:
1. Down escalaors
2. Boats
3. our national debt

Three of your everyday essentials:
1. Enough sleep
2.Reading blogs
3. Pepsi

Three things you are wearing right now:
1. Nightgown
2. Highlights in my hair
3. wedding ring

Three of your favorite bands growing up:
1. Beatles
2. Beachboys
3. Beatles

Two truths and a lie:
1. I love to cook
2. I love movies
3. Dusting is my life

Three things you can't do without:
1. My friends & family
2. Computers
3. Alone time

Three things you most certainly can do without:
1. Reality TV
2. gossip
3. cat hair

Three places you want to go on vacation:
1. Paris
2. Egypt
3. Disney World

Three things you want to do before you die:
1. weigh my driver's license weight
2. Speak French
3.Finish remodeling this house

Three people you want to know these things about:
2. Nicholas
3. Dad

Ok...anybody who reads this should do's peer pressure!