Rush Ranch, Eastern Oregon
Wx: Hot. Hot. Hot. Dang.
Listening to: The Best of Firefall
Early morning is such a wonderful time for me. The rest of the house is asleep, but everything outside is awake and celebrating the day. As I write in my morning journal, I watch the birds visit the feeders. The pheasant family is out in the field, and the male always honks his alerts as they make their way toward their feeding station. It makes me chuckle, because it always sounds like he is complaining. He probably is…….
Sometimes I use this time to write letters to friends (Yes, real paper you put in the post office mail…..and in cursive, too!) Or I design something new for scrapbooking. My drink of choice in the morning is a Chai Tea Latte, with a splash of milk. My cat is usually in his loving mode, so I rub his ears and pet him until he grows sleepy. Then he makes his way to his little bed next to my chair, and falls asleep. Outside my back window I can see the horses in their field as they graze on the soft grass. They nuzzle each other in affection. I am content to just sit and watch the world unfold in the morning sunlight.
Oscar “The Grouch”
I continue to upload designs to The Commons at Pixelscrapper. I am working on earning a promotion to the next level of designing, so I am making a real effort to learn how to make things just a little better than the last graphic. I’ve had a few areas identified where I could improve, so I have been learning/doing/fussing/practicing and I am learning so much. I think that unlearning bad habits are the hardest. Well, perhaps not the hardest part – that award goes to learning how to accept feedback critiques in a gracious manner and applying that information to your future designs. It is easy to take critical comments personally on something that you have spent a lot of time on. It’s easy to get frustrated. But by changing the “filter” in which you receive these comments, you can see the immeasurable value in the information. Take out the emotion – work the solution, not the problem. I applied that strategy throughout my career, and it served me well. Time to get that filter out, dust it off, and apply it to my personal passions.
I have placed some of my designs that I have uploaded to The Commons, into a package for you that can be downloaded from my dropbox account – But I would encourage you to visit Pixelscrapper.com to download more cool (and free) graphics to use in your layouts. This set I call “Bee Sweet”
As usual, these are for commercial use. Please see my TOU below:
Blessings to you –