Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Last Few Days

When I don’t blog for a while it’s usually for one of two reasons: I’m either working hard or doing a lot of socializing. Sometimes I even manage do both simultaneously.
On Thursday night I went to Daniza’s for a pajama party. We’ve been talking about this for years and we finally did it. What an amazing creative space Daniza has! There’s a stamp room, another stamp room with a computer, the media/doll/lace atelier, and upstairs: a library. The best part was looking through Daniza’s fabulous collection of stamped cards and tags. Next time I’m taking my camera so I can share some of her marvelous work with you. (Girlfriend—you need a blog, although I know this would probably cut down on your output).
Next morning, Daniza’s dear mom went out and got us lattes(!), and then we headed off to the Creative Festival at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. There was a lot to take in and we kept running into people we knew. Afterwards I went out to dinner with Colette, Katie, Mary, Yvonne and Carolyn.
Because I’d taken Friday off, I had to work yesterday. But I managed to spend some time on my novel today, then do this digital ATC in Photoshop and have a telephone writing pod with Emma just before dinner. We’ve been doing this for six months now, and I highly recommend it, especially if you have a long-term project you’re committed to. Not only is it helpful creatively, but also, working along with Emma makes me knuckle down to write when I’d probably take the easy way out and put it off.

1 comment:

azirca said...

Goodness, you have been busy, you put me to shame!
Sounds like you have had a wonderful and inspiring time, the pajama party sounds like a lot of fun.