Even with an extra day, February just flew by! My “Spring Break” is coming to an end, but I filled all the time I spent not teaching at the U of R either working on my online class or trouble shooting technology issues! (ugh!) It’s been a tough week, and you know, I don’t want to blog about my technical woes, it’ll just add to the time lost! I will say that I’m on the way to having things fixed, and all will be well!
I kept my eye on the prize and made sure to get each session for my class posted when I intended to. I’m getting lots of great feedback (you can see some student comments here) and am having so much fun!
So here’s what got done:
|Cindy Podcast site||Feb 28||0%|
|Commission iPad cover for Danny||Feb 28||0%|
|New small pieces, hang in Alumni house||Mar 2||0%|
|Bag for Mary (pitiful, that I am)||Feb 28||0%|
|Laptop bag for my new laptop||Feb 28||0%|
|Install and evaluate commenting plugin(s)||Feb 28||30%|
Yeah, not a lot of stuff got made! I did end up buying some new video editting software (Premier Elements) and a new DSLR that shoots HD video this week (a Nikon D5100) and now have to learn how to use these enough to do what I want to do! I am staring up a learning curve and trying to not to freak out too much. The GOOD thing about buying and learning new technology when you need it RIGHT NOW is that you’ve got actual things to work on, unlike when you buy a new tool because you’ve wanted it/needed it/ have been working towards it and FINALLY you’ve earned it. For me, when I don’t have a deadline, I find that I want to learn-everything-right-now-look-at-all-the-cool-new-things-I-can-do and it ends in analysis/paralysis. (The old I finally got a new sewing machine and I don’t want to break it so I’ll just read the manual syndrome). But I’ve got this class to finish, so I’m gonna plow ahead and make the videos I need to make and hopefully learn all about my new toys along the way!
Hear’s what I’ve got to work on in March:
|Finish up Dyeing 101 (with new toys!)||March 31||0%|
|Cindy Podcast site||March 31||0%|
|Commission iPad cover for Danny||March 15||0%|
|Convertible tote for Kira||March 31||0%|
|Replenish Scarf inventory||March 31||0%|
|Bag for Mary (pitiful, that I am)||March 31||0%|
|Laptop bag for my new laptop||March 31||0%|
|Spread the word about Dyeing 101 on other blogs||March 31||0%|
I don’t have any shows until late April, so I’m gonna not worry about them until April! 🙂
For some eye candy, I’ll share with you my first shots out of my new camera. The only thing I did to these is make them web size. I am so excited to start learning how to use this camera!
Yes, I live in Southern California and yes, it smells divine in my backyard right now!
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