I had every intention of creating a card to share with you today, but *things* just happened that prevented me from doing so. Today was judging day at the San Diego Greater San Diego Science Fair and I began my morning early, 6:30 a.m. to be exact, driving Morgan and 2 other classmates to Balboa Park. Traffic starts early around here and it took almost 50 minutes to get there. We are so proud of her, she advanced from the school level, to the district level, to the San Diego level. Tomorrow evening is the awards ceremony and it sure would be the icing on the cake for her to place, no matter what happens, it was such a great experience for her to participate in.
Upon returning, it was time to do a little business around here, and then prepare for a class I volunteer and teach for 3rd grade students at our school. Today's lesson was color value. They made a value scale and from what they learned, painted the picture they drew of a clown. Tomorrow begins a different lesson in Brett's class; torn paper still life. It should be really fun too! I still need to create the example for them, so I must get going on that. This is a wonderful volunteer program the school is participating in, and I get such joy seeing what the kids create! Momentarily, Morgan and I are heading to the final meeting for the 8th grade Washington DC trip. She leaves Sunday and is so excited she is about to burst! In addition to DC, they are going to Philly and NYC. I wish I was going!
Okay, back to card making. The partial pic of my stamp area above represents just how my day felt today. You don't want to see the rest! Cluttered and too much going on was the theme. Started and stopped a few styles of cards and didn't clean up in between; that is why you see the aquapainter, markers, inkpads, Chalks inks, scissors, thread, all totally unrelated! I think that is why I wasn't successful today, too much clutter! I am someone who has to start with a clean surface each and every time I stamp, and I didn't take the time to do that today. Anyway, I did work on the card you see among all that mess. I just am not happy with the result. It's part of the Featured Stamper Challenge that Splitcoaststampers posts on Sunday. My friend, Bethie, is the hostess and each week she picks a gallery and the challenge is to CASE a card from the artist's gallery she choose. Modify it, keep it the same, let someone else's work be your inspiration. I've participated in a few of them and I find CASEing is very difficult as it crimps me too much, I am constantly looking at the original trying to keep the sameness there. Maybe I'll rework this one, maybe I won't. Sometimes it's better to just stop and start another day. But I did try, really I did! Off to clean up that mess!
I hope you enjoyed your day!