This Thursday October 15th 6pm-8pm is the Halloween "Whooo Arre Youuu?" Layout class, taught by yours truly! Come take a trip down the rabbit hole with me and the Halloween in Wonderland papers from Graphic 45. Lots of tearing and distressing and fun! Great layout for this year's costumes, or costumes from Halloweens past. See you there.
I recently found out recently that my childhood doll has been retired by the company that makes her. I decided to celebrate like anyone else would... by getting my doll and her accouterments out of their hiding places, dusting her off, spiffing her up, and letting her blog!
So, I've had an interesting day. I've been wearing the same outfit for about 6 years, honestly I can't say, because I have been in a cluttered corner the whole time, collecting dust, without a view of a calendar. Finally someone decided to grace me with her presence, and it's been a great day! I got to actually change my clothes, clean up a bit, and even get my hair done. I put on my nightgown, robe and comfy slippers, sprawled out to relax and was startled by a visitor. She was cool, so I was able to drift off to sleep. I am really excited to have my first lazy Sunday in years and letting my hair curl. I just hope it's not another 6 years before I get to change clothes again. But at least I can see the TV from the corner of this room, so that's an improvement.
My last living grandmother passed away this morning. It was peaceful, her illness had come on suddenly, and taken her fairly painlessly, which is a relief. My only regret is that I didn't know her better. Due to circumstances and distance, we spoke on the phone occasionally, which was nice. She was an artist, like my other grandmother, both of whom I hold responsible for my crafty and artistic inclinations. My dad also go the painting bug from her, and while neither of us grew up close to her, we clearly got that from her.
For that I am truly grateful, I will miss her, and I cherish that part of myself all the more with her gone.