I have randomly selected a winner for the Big Picture Classes Quizapalooza workshop -
I feel like I’m at a standstill lately…just looking for the right push to get me started again. Thanks for the chance to win!
As you can see, I picked the name the “old fashioned way” since I wasn’t sure how to randomize the comments between the blog and my facebook page. I pulled her slip of paper out of my bowl and now she will be on her way to some great inspiration.
It was so nice to hear from everyone about where they are at on their memory keeping progress. It’s an ongoing battle for sure! If it makes any of you feel better, I’m currently at a bit of a standstill myself. I’m still working on reconstructing my entire file system (for photos and supplies) after an external hard drive crash a few weeks ago. Boo!
I’m really looking forward to this workshop for a much needed creative boost. I hope you will join me!
Learn more and register here
I saw this funny collection of finger photos on photojojo:
We’ve all been there. You politely ask someone to take a photo of you, and when you take a look at the result, there’s a blurry finger hiding your face.
In his latest book, Attack of the Giant Fingers, Erik Kessels collects hilarious, vintage photos documenting this common mistake.
Humorous Vintage Photos Document Common Photography Mistake
via It’s Nice That
I definitely have a collection of these. It would be funny to put them all together like this!
I love colored pencils and I am blown away when I see some of the amazing works of art that people can create with a few simple sticks of colored lead. If you love colored pencils, this is the book for you - The New Colored Pencil.
If you are at a beginner level (like me), you can go through the book step-by-step to learn techniques and terminology. It is not a how-to course, but more of a “look at all the amazing things you can do with this medium!” type of work. If you are experienced and/or advanced, I bet you will find something new here. This is a very thorough book that is filled with inspiring illustrations and ideas.
Time to get out those pencils and have some fun!
My Netflix Queue -
My Mom and I were discussing our watching habits yesterday during our phone conversation and we were marveling over how much things have changed. We both rely heavily on services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos. We talked about what is in our queue right now and I thought it would be fun to just include my Netflix ‘to watch” list here on my blog. After all, it’s a snapshot of who I am right now and what I think I might enjoy watching.
Honestly, I don’t watch a lot of programs. I will turn on the same Disney movies or Friends episodes (on my iPad) over and over to go to sleep at night. Sometimes, I get an urge to watch an old favorite or try a new show and I add it to my Netflix list. I’m not sure if it is even possible for me to truly watch everything listed here since many of the series run for multiple seasons.
Some of the shows (LOST, ALIAS, Cheers, Wings) are ones that I’ve seen before in their entirety. I just think it would be cool to watch them again from beginning to end someday. Others like Cosmos, Sherlock, Merlin, White Collar, and Mind of a Chef, are shows that I’ve heard people talk about and I keep meaning to watch them.
I love documentaries and nature shows so I’ve got quite a few of those in the list as well. My Mom highly recommends Ken Burns’ series so I want to check some of those out. It looks like Downton Abbey is no longer on Netflix, but I think it’s on Amazon Prime still so I guess I better get moving on that one. I’m dreadfully behind the times when it comes to my TV watching. I watch Survivor and Mythbusters with my family on a regular basis, but not much else.
I’m thinking that this information needs to be included on a scrapbook page or two. Who knows how things will change in the next few years? Hopefully, I will make a good dent in this playlist by then!
Time for a Big Picture Classes giveaway!
You all know how much I love taking online classes at Big Picture and there is a fun new Quizapalooza workshop that I know will give me tons of journaling inspiration! I love Angie Lucas’ writing style and I’m excited for this class. I’m also super happy to be able to offer a chance for one of my readers to win a free pass to this workshop!
Just leave a comment on this post before noon (Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday and tell me where you are at with your memory keeping goals. You will need to use Disqus to comment on this blog. If you don’t want to do that, feel free to leave a comment on my Facebook page instead.
One entry allowed per person. Winner will be announced in Friday’s blog post.
Q&A your way to fast, fabulous journaling with Angie Lucas
About the Class
There’s no question about it: your story matters.
And there’s no easier, faster, or more satisfying way to tell your story than through quizzes and questions!
Introducing Quizapalooza, a 5-week interactive workshop that makes it simple to share meaningful stories in your scrapbooks, journals, and Project Life albums—or even via your blog or social media channels.
Your instructor, Angie Lucas, has carefully curated more than 160 questions to help you capture fascinating tidbits about all areas of your life, including:
Who: The People You Love
What: Objects, Ideas & Experiences
When: Past, Present & Future
Where: Places that Matter
Why: Reasons & Explorations
Learn more and register here