Sunday, January 6, 2008

My Creative Classroom...

On Julie Ebersole's blog she talks about courses that she will be offering on My Creative Classroom.

Wouldn't it be cool to take these courses for free???

Well, here is a contest... and I am getting pretty good at contests ;^)* (Wahoo... I won one at Amuse and another at Gina K. Designs... sheer luck, but I am one of the luckiest people I know. Wanna know a "secret"? Luck gets BETTER the more you talk about it! So chat it up, folks -- we can MAKE our own luck!)

From the MCC website:

As part of our upcoming Grand Opening Celebration My Creative Classroom is hosting a logo contest to help us promote our website. All we ask is that you post our logo and/or the Grand Opening event information on your blog/website or public message board. In return you will be entered into a raffle drawing. 1st place is a $100 gift certificate to My Creative Classroom.Here's what you need to do to qualify:

  • 5 tickets/entries=Post our logo with a link on your blog or website
  • 2 tickets/entries=Blog about MCC and create a link to our website
  • 1ticket/entry=Add MCC to your link list
  • 1 ticket/entry=Post about MCC on a public message board (where allowed, please do not post on boards where it is against their TOU.)
You can begin to collect entries at anytime. Links and logos must be active through February 2nd. Winner will be announced on February 2nd.

Have fun, everyone!

A new year - A word - and an explaination

Hi -- it has been a while. Not that I don't like to blog, I do -- but I got into trouble with a "Blogging Obligation" == Let me explain:

I typed to the UHU folks and got a free gluestick -- I only had to write a review. I hated the glue stick, because I really hate gluesticks for most things... not because the gluestick was really bad (it was good enough for my kids...) I just don't like the things. So -- I haven't typed. I didn't want to put that in writing, or was avoiding it, or something. I will write a more "formal" review soon, but there -- it is out, and I can start typing again ;^)*

Now -- for the WORD part. Evidently, folks who follow Ali Edwards have been taking on a little game of sharing their words for the year... this is something that I think many people do: find some word or idea that seems to surface for them, and watch it as it takes form in their lives. Ali does it at the new year, I tend to watch for the change of seasons and do it more often... or to see if there is a natural cycle happening in my life, or the lives of my family. Lots of words pop up, as I began life as a writer...

So -- for the new year, these are two words that are battling it out:

Inflected Form(s): fo·cused also fo·cussed; fo·cus·ing also fo·cus·sing

Some meanings: to cause to be concentrated ; to bring (as light rays) to a focus; concentrate;
to come to a focus; converge; to adjust one's eye or a camera to a particular range; to concentrate attention or effort.

AND a close runner up...

PRESENT: (in all its forms, but especially as an adjective describing a way of being. I also like the idea of a gift that is sitting in front of me -- TODAY _is_ a present! and the idea of Giving or "presenting" something to others...)

Some meanings: now existing or in progress; being in view or at hand ; existing in something mentioned or under consideration; constituting the one actually involved, at hand, or being considered; of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense that is expressive of present time or the time of speaking; attentive; instant; immediate.

If you like this idea, Lisa Strahl's blog has a great post where she and others comment about their words HERE or Stephanie Severin's blog HERE

Happy New Year to you all -- and thank you for being so understanding about my long absence!