I grew up in Raleigh at a time when the nuns taught at Our Lady Of Lourdes. They lived out back of the school and wore those imposing yet Holy Habits that commanded your adoration, attention, and, quite frankly, your fear. So, when they asked you to "sit up straight" with your "feet flat on the floor" and compose your letters properly according to the Palmer Method of Handwriting, you did just that! I believe it was at that impressionable age that I became infatuated with the formation of letters. When I was introduced to calligraphy in 1978, it was no wonder I fell in love with this beautiful art form. My first taste of the calligraphic world lasted no longer than one hour. The instructor turned a piece of chalk on its edge to form calligraphic works of art from A to Z on the chalkboard. That was that! But it was all I needed to fire the embers that had been sparked in elementary school. Watching the slow, rhythmical shaping of those letters was like listening to classical music. It was not until 1997 that I enrolled in my first formal calligraphy class. Boy, were my eyes opened! I knew I had a lifelong road of learning ahead of me. It's been 38 years since that white piece of chalk was laid on its side. I am still learning. Come learn with me!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Baby Wipe Containers

Have you ever wondered what you could do with all of those empty containers that held all of those Baby Wipes?

I have a container fetish and can hardly ever throw away any type of container. Since both my daughter and my son have infants - and therefore use a lot of Baby Wipes - how could I not do something with all of the now empty containers?

So, if you have some Sharpie Markers, get to work! Be creative! All sorts of things can now reside in your decorated storage containers!

The one I made for my son now holds all of his markers! Not sure what Baby Link will put in his, but he has lots of time to think about that...he's not yet one month!

These pics aren't the best in the world, but you get the idea.

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