Oh, I finally have my computer back, but apparently the lap-top fix it man (READ: Julee's little brother - Mike) forgot to get the files off my "desktop" and now I've lost a few years worth of scanned art projects, photos, downloaded collage sheets, my own collage sheets that I'd been working on and god only knows what - unless I can find some things on the external HD. Oh well, live and learn. I'm not going to cry over spilt milk, but I will have that little pang of loss for awhile. I know that I lost images that I had bought from Tallulah's, Lisa Vollrath, and LunaGirl Images. Total loss is less than $100, its more the inconvenience of having to research my losses and replacing them. And way worse than that is the loss of the images of works that I've done that I don't think I'll ever see again and the loss of images that I had scanned for people who had sent me things in swaps I hosted. This is a lesson in organization. Put it in the external HD when you scan it and you won't have to worry about it getting fried on your laptop's HD - put stuff onto Flickr and have to worry even less.
While Lexee and I were feeling pretty good yesterday we worked on making some little wooden projects - just painting and embellishing which she LOVES! We'll send those out as gifts through the year. I prepped my foam core for my shrine project and I think I'm going to pull it together today to get the first walls of the shrine cut, wrapped and glued. This feels like a good day to honor our roots being MLK Day and all. I think that my shrine is going to be about overcoming grief... that's really "up" for me right now so I may as well see where it goes.
I'll leave you with this quote that I love from Dr.King:
"The world in which we live is geographically one, and now we are challenged to make it spiritually one.... Through our scientific genius we made of the world a neighborhood and now through our moral and ethical commitment, we must make it a brotherhood. We must all learn to live together as brothers otherwise we will perish together as fools."
--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from his 1963 March on Washington speech
Have a creative day whatever you do.
Love and Light,