Well, the Evil Prince of Computer Crashes and Muck-ups decided to pay me a visit yesterday, making me feel as though I needed to have the skill of a safe cracker to diagnose and fix my computer problems. As I type, I still have not been able to solve why one of my laptops just up and died, and now why my larger computer monitor won't display when attached to the other older laptop that I have it hooked up to. I've decided that there is a Microsoft co-conspirator that purposely makes the "troubleshooting" tutorials purely useless as an inside joke. I SWEAR, somewhere in the back of my monitor 'the conspirators' are looking back out at me laughing as I slowly advance through the Troubleshooter Menu advances , until it reads ...."We are unable to fix your problem." Tell me, has anyone out there ever had a "Troubleshooter" fix a problem?
Oh well, it did give me the opportunity to begin to look at gathering up scraps of paper to begin the process of assembly pages for my latest shabby journal class . In fact, perhaps there are no accidents, as I was still working on that part of the project when the clock struck midnight. A few days left to go, I'm sure.
Here's a few snapshots of me trying to group scraps of paper in some sort of creative manner....
Aw yes, a pleasing assortment of textures and colors....but wait....these were JUST what I found on various tables, nooks, crannies and only surfaces in my studio! But, honest, I'm not a hoarder - I swear. I know anyone reading will have to agree? Hoarding implies unwise compromises to one's lifestyle.... right???
After I snapped these shots, I moved onto my 'smaller' sized paper category, and then into two file cabinet drawers....I'd say I'm about 35% finished my sorting....of the mostly solid colored papers. I did ask myself....am I taking a journal making class or a class on organizing....a bit of both it now seems. But there was joy throughout the day as I rediscovered old favorite bits and tears and memories of trips..it's ALL good. Despite those nasty computer gangsters.
One last shot - I started musing on the wrap around tie for my journal cover..
not finished yet...somehow it seems to be begging for more shabbiness....I'll have to conjure up a 'Shabby Muse' as I seem to be wanting to make things anything but...something seems to be crying out for a Canadian flag somewhere in there... Does anyone have a Shabby Muse for hire? Eleanor is far too proper for this project.
Happy 2010 Day One!