A Good Day

TEDxSF – Louie Schwartzberg – Gratitude

I’ve been on Twitter a while, and have seen people tweet about TED – either speaking at, or attending, or even discussing talks that have happened. I admit I never really asked or investigated further for both fear of looking foolish, and thinking it was something geared to tech industry types, which I’m completely not. I’ve had some time and decided to give it a look-up and this is what I discovered…


TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. The format is fast paced: 50+ talks over the course of four days (to say nothing of the morning and evening events). This immersive environment allows attendees and speakers from vastly different fields to cross-fertilize and draw inspiration from unlikely places. This is the magic of TED.

So, I started to click around on the site, and found this amazing video. The words and the images really reached me today. It was things I needed to see and hear.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It’s worth a watch or two. Life. Adjusted.


Currently Creating

As I prepare to go away to the US for Thanksgiving as I do every year, I figured it was as good a time as any to get to working on a gratitude journal. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for quite some time but it’s always one of those projects that gets shoved to the back burner. I admit I don’t feel like I have a lot of content for it right now, but I know it will come, and there will be times I can draw on what I’ve been grateful for in the past. For now I’m just having some fun with the process, and creating one of my wee addictions…. a mini album! 🙂  This is also 100% using my stash and I vow to not buy more for it, because it’s about the message, not the embellishments. I actually just sold a substantial amount of things at my LSS garage sale a few weeks back, and that gift certificate will be used towards a Silhouette Cameo – to do everything my Cricut was supposed to do – until the legal action. My fault for not buying an old version of the software when I had the chance, but I still can’t help but be extremely bitter towards ProvoCraft for the stance they took. Well, ProvoCraft’s loss is Silhouette’s gain as I won’t be buying further ProvoCraft products as a result, whereas Silhouette has embraced all forms of technology (which is how it should be).

Anyways, here is the chipboard cover – still a work in progress, especially the inner pages, but it’s been so far fun and so fantastic to use my stash of things I just HAD to have and has been collecting dust for years. I don’t have any set time-frame for how often I plan on jotting things down, or how many at a time, just as the mood strikes. It’s a good start. I don’t do well with rigid rules like that.

-Products used – 7 Gypsies 8×8 book boards; PP – Stampin’ UP! Good Morning Sunshine DSP; Basic Grey chipboard monogram; Teresa Collins Gratitude Journal tag matted on Wausau and Stampin’ UP! cardstock; Tattered Angels screen prints Tattered Traveler stamp stamped with Staz-On black, Adirondack acrylic paint to edges in Espresso; 7 Gypsies binderie punched; Stampin’ UP! Ticket Corner Punch; Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds and Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist to tag and monogram; ribbon from stash.