Wednesday, September 5, 2012

LSNE & Give-Away Notice

This September, I'm taking Shimelle's class, "Learn Something New Everyday," and I'm noting my lessons in a pennant shaped mini-album, illustrated with collages based on my huge stash. You can see the outside covers in this post.  I've been keeping up with the class, but I prefer to post a few at a time, rather than everyday.
The lesson for Day #1 was supposed to be drawn from thinking about the last big adventure you had.  Well, as all of my recent adventures have involved difficult health issues, I did not want to follow that path! In fact, all I wanted was peaceful, quiet non-adventure. And that's exactly what I got on Saturday morning.  All four of us hung out together, in fairly close proximity to one another (watching TV, diddling around on the computer, etc.), and it was fantastic! I kept thinking about getting up and getting something done, but I didn't want to break the spell.  Lesson learned:  "If you don't break the spell, the children will sometimes enjoy a quiet morning at home."
Day #2 called for reflection on great teachers, and the lesson I learned (after reflecting on some really good teachers and also other relationships) was "Nothing substitutes for spending time with someone."
Day # 3 was Monday and the prompt was about what it takes to complete a journey (metaphorically or physically).  After spending the day on the computer gathering information and then sitting down to have a heart-to-heart talk with my son, the lesson I learned was "The college application process is going to be challenging, exciting and long.
Finally on Day #4, Shimelle suggested we think about what we learn at "home." After my second day back at the gym after a long time away, I realized how important the gym and my friends there are to me. Lesson learned:  "The gym has become an extension of my home."
So, there are my first four lessons learned.  Do any strike a chord with you? If you're in the class, are you keeping up?
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I also wanted to let everyone know about a fantastic give-away being done by a very talented artists out of the Philippines.  Her name is Peggy, and you can see her wonderful  give-away at this post.

16 comments:

Amy said...

Thank you for sharing all of your reflective moments for LSNED - it is going to make a striking album when it is finished!

Mary B said...

Great pennants and I love your style.
Yes I am keeping up and doing it with paper this year, (its been digi in previous years)

helena said...

lesson 2 reallys truck a cord - so true. love how the collages are working out

heart.hearth.home. said...

Love how you are putting these pennants together. The colours are gorgeous with an antique appearance. Day 1 was a lesson for us all. Quiet times together are wonderful. Irene

Denise said...

Wow Rinda- the pennants are a great idea and will look lovely when it's all finished.I'm notp laying along this year but am enjoying reading all about it x

Karen said...

I love how you've interpreted the prompts for this album. The pennants are wonderful and I so enjoy looking at the different elements in each one. I have a notebook with ideas for each day, but I am not caught up, nor do all my days correspond with the prompts the way yours do.

Abi said...

I love your album Rinda. My brother is applying to university at the moment and like you said it is a long process but an exciting one! I'm sure it will go fine. x

Sian said...

There's a lot to be said for peaceful non-adventure..

Your pennants are looking great already: there is plenty to look at on each one.

College applications here too. And he passed his driving test yesterday :)

Linda said...

oh wow! I love your penant album! It looks great. I love your peaceful non-adventure too:) The moments all together get more and more precious as the kids get older don't they?

Missus Wookie said...

Loved your peaceful non-adventure - those are the moments I treasure too. Gorgeous colours and misting.

I'm not looking forward to the university application process with Princess, or the job seeking process with Ewok - challenging and long I've been thinking. I'll add in exciting too and hope to be more positive.

yes to keeping up with journaling, and mostly to the pages too...

Elizabeth said...

I'm already falling behind on LSND and haven't event posted the ones I've done. Oh, well, maybe next week.

humel said...

This is coming together beautifully, Rinda :) Like you, I plan to post a few days at a time - gives me more time to create! My journal is all up to date so far, but from next week I'll be ridiculously busy (rather than just extremely busy...) so I may start to fall behind a bit then.

Ginger said...

love the background you created on the pennants Rinda. It's been nice to see what everyone is making for LSNED :)

Anne said...

I love your LSNED lessons, Rinda, they are beautiful.
Oh and tell your daughter we should have a scream competition because when I see a spider, I am pretty vocal too ! xx

Irene said...

Your pennants are awesome. I can relate to your lessons learned.

Alison said...

I have been taking notes, but haven't put anything together yet...maybe when the girls go home tomorrow I'll get my head around it..your pennants are great
Alison xx