Friday, August 25, 2006

I Won!!!

Well, my monkey book (see previous post) is "top banana" because I won first prize in the contest!! Finding the $50 gift certificate in my mailbox really made my day. It looks like I'll be treating myself to more Rubber Soul stamps in the very near future :)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

A card for Konni

This is an ATC I made in memory Konni, a great artist and friend who passed away earlier this year. Some friends and I made cards in her memory and I have sent a set to European Papers for their second ATC exhibit. Konni had several cards in the first exhibit, and we have entered 9 cards in her memory for this show. Nine cards fit in a sheet, and we had eight cards from different artists. I made this one to fill the page, I look forward to seeing these displayed in person when the show opens next month.

The colorful background is Konni's work- I scanned a tote bag that she decorated and sent to me. I reduced it to ATC size, then I did some stamping on top of it and added her photo. I think Konni would have liked it.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Recent Frustrations

Well, I'm headed back to college this fall, in three weeks actually, and I've had nothing but trouble so far. One college didn't send my transcript although I paid and filled out all the paperwork required, so my application was hung-up. I got that taken care of. I went to the interviews for the program -it is new this quarter and will only accept 20 students. Accepted! :) Then yesterday I went into the advisory office during walk-in hours to find out what previous credits will transfer and what I still need. Hmmm... I am not in the system... I have an ID number, a college email address, a letter of acceptance into the program- so what's the problem?

It seems that even though I have been accepted by the faculty I have not been accepted to the *university* itself. Hmmm... at least five people told me how strange this is. Very strange, but seemingly unable to be fixed so far. I got to go on a nice self-led tour of the campus though- the advisory office, the student union, the undergraduate admissions office, the records office, the student ID office... Lots of looking me up in the computer, leaving messages for various people... I'm not able to do anything else until I'm accepted, so I'll have to keep up on this to be sure I can eventually register for classes before they actually begin.

On a brighter note- I am also taking a few classes at the local community college and that went off without a hitch! :) It will be much cheaper, and the credits will transfer. I walked into the admissions office, re-applied, and wasn't charged an admission fee. Seems I still have faculty status from years ago when I taught there, so maybe that's why it was waived. I wasn't able to register for classes at that time since the computers had just gone down, but once I got home I was able to sign up for a section I thought was closed, and was able to pay my bill and I'm good to go. All I have to do is get a new ID made with my married name, and buy my books.

Wish me luck from here on out!! :) :)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

New ATCs

This set of four ATCs is going out to an ATC trading friend who was very generous in a recent trade with me. I tried to make it so they could each stand alone, but I like them together as a set with the globe in the center. I want to make more ATC sets like this- where they make a larger picture when place together. This set was inspired by Penny Richards, see her ATC set here