I have been missing in action again. Just plain laziness!!
I had a really nice Easter with my youngest daughter. She set up my iPod for me and did a little work on my computer. I can operate my iPod now and it is pretty easy once you know how. I then made her one of my girls' favourite dinners - chicken and sticky rice. It was so nice to around someone young and vibrant for a change.
Last Sunday my eldest daughter came for a visit and we walked down to Granville Island and had lunch. It was a beautiful sunny day but the wind was a bit chilly. Again, nice to be around someone young and vibrant.
My friend and neighbour that moved to the interior last August passed away on April 9th. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about a month ago and it had gone into her liver so she went very quickly which is a blessing. Five of our neighbours have passed away in the past six months so it is pretty depressing. Three of those were from cancer. It is such a terrible disease.
I am almost finished my purses but it is slow going. I have made a few ATCs and have almost finished our newsletter for May. For the past two morning, I have going through all my Quilting Arts and Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazines looking for inspiration for ATCs. I have written down all the relevant pages so will have lots of inspiration to look to. They are such great magazines. I though I might try some fabric ones.
I have also started reading Vein Of Gold by Julia Cameron. I have had it since it first came out and have picked it up a few times but never got far because you have to start off with a time-line which always seems like such a drag. Anyway, I skipped over the time-line because I know it pretty much by heart now and have got into the part where she talks about the Vein Of Gold. She got the phrase from director Martin Ritt. He says that "all actors have a certain territory, a certain range, they were born to play. I call that range their 'vein of gold.' If you cast an actor within that vein, he will always give you a brilliant performance. Of course, you can always cast an actor outside his vein of gold. If you do, the actor can use craft and technique to give you a very fine, a very creditable performance, but never a performance as brilliant as when he is working in his vein of gold." Julia then goes on to give you ways to find your own 'vein of gold.' And so I will work on this until I get bored with it and then move onto something new. I do seem to get bored quickly!!!
Tomorrow I have to do some of the dreaded cleaning, got my laundry done yesterday so I will then I will feel free to create some more.