Friday, October 15, 2010

Up and running

OK--so here I go.  This is my initial attempt at entering the world of blogging.  Or, more correctly, writing in the world of blogging.  I have been lurking and reading for several months and finally decided to "take the plunge".  It took a long time to start writing because I am a world class procrastinator.  I couldn't come up with a concept, so I wasn't doing anything except thinking about blogging.  Finally I decided to just start and see what it turns into.
What do I want to write about?  I am an avid lover of paper arts--mostly card making.  I make greeting cards using rubber stamps and a variety of other materials---someone once said that I would make a card out of anything that wasn't tied down and that pretty much says it in a nutshell.  I make my cards under the name of Harpo's Cards.  Harpo being the best cat that I ever had.  He used to sit with me while I worked in my studio and occasionally walk across my work area with ink on his paws.  So in his memory I have paw prints on the back of all of my cards.  I guess I strayed from what I want to write about--sorry.  I want to use this blog to share pictures of the cards I make and explain the techniques I used to make each card.  I am starting a project where I want to try a new card making technique every week and post the cards that result on here.
I will also be writing about random things that occur--or have occurred in my life--books I am reading or books I love, movies I love.  Pretty much anything that pops into my head I guess.
I would like to go thru old photographs that I have in a box in the closet and write about what thoughts come to mind as I pull them out and look at them.
I am also on a perpetual diet (who isn't?) and thought that maybe if I started writing about the process that it would keep me honest--or accountable to someone other than me. Guess that would be whoever happens by and reads what I am rambling about that day.
Because I am such a procrastinator,  I am not going to commit to writing everyday--that just sets me up for failure.  So I am going to just commit to keeping this going--guess that is a pretty good start.
Hopefully someone will read this--if not, a least I am doing something I have wanted to do for a long time.
So, if you happen to find your way here, leave a note--good, bad, or ugly.


  1. Hi Gail,
    I enjoyed your first posting. I love the background art of your blog and the picture of Harpo. I think you write well and are not afraid to share your thoughts. I'll be looking forward to more of your "ramblings'.

  2. Welcome to Blog Land! I look forward to stopping by often :) Hugs!

  3. Welcome to the wide, wide world of blogging, cuz. Love your background.