Had the best time this weekend. I went scrapping with some of my girlfriends from my ScrapDivas of Oregon group. Laughed till I cried, and got perilously close to that giddy place where your laughter is uncontrollable, unstoppable and just plain scary! Thanks G, JenO, Susie, Wendy, Linda, and Krystal. You guys are SOMUCHFUN! to hang out with.
I also took two (2!) classes from Ali Edwards. It was great to meet her in person. I already felt like I knew her well from reading her blog, but it was great to talk and make jokes and spend time with her. She's coming to do some classes locally here in Albany, and I volunteered to help her cut paper and get things ready for her classes. I hope she actually takes me up on it. I'd like to spend time getting to know her better.
Anyway, I feel so fulfilled right now. Like I am on the right path and making headway into the next phase of my life. I feel validated as a scrapbooker and paper artist. I just feel content. I LOVELOVELOVE the Perspectives album I made in Ali's class. I am brimming with ideas and inspiration. I am SOINLOVE with my family (who were a big part of my album) and my art/hobby/creative obsession right now. It was TOTALLY worth it!
If you get a chance, take Ali's "Perspectives" class. You'll be glad you did.
And that's the other side.