And I’m not talking about Hormona, (she only comes out to play once a month and if you don’t play by HER rules, she sulks or bites).
No, this is my glamourous twin who looks about ten years younger than I do.
Yeah, she’s a rock chick living in a beach house in Malibu, dating movie producers and running her own botox clinic …
Well, guess what, you could have your own glamorous twin – Lesley and I are running our Introduction to Photoshop course again in August (21st & 22nd) at Lesley’s training centre in Middlesbrough. Bring your own photos and we will show you how to fade out the wrinkles and give yourself that ‘ten years younger’ look.
Now our other computing weekend course – (basic computing for crafters and introduction to blogging) was supposed to be happening this weekend, but couldn’t go ahead because we didn’t have enough people signed up. So, we have transferred a couple of the ladies from that one to the Photoshop weekend and as there is plenty of space and two of us teaching, we are kind of merging the two courses into one and working side by side to ensure that all participants learn what they want to learn. The original class was designed to take the fear away from using the computer and show how useful a tool it can be for a creative crafter.
The Photoshop class is suitable for anyone who wants to get to grips with this wonderful and versatile program, understanding the jargon and terminology that is used within Photoshop, learning how to resize and crop photos, working with filters and masks and lots more. It will be particularly useful for anyone who wants to get started with digital scrapbooking (digiscrapping), graphic design or blogging.
The course runs over the weekend of Aug 21st and 22nd, 9.30am to 4pm. Price is £100 all inclusive which includes a wonderful cooked lunch by David. If you are interested you can book it online by clicking here, or call the office (01833 695958) and ask for Judith.
OK, that’s the shameless self promotion bit done with – I thought I’d put this up today because once again, there’s a severe shortage of crafting going on, though actually I did manage to do some backgrounds last night as I’m teaching a backgrounds class on Wednesday which is one I always love doing. No bunnehs either, they’ve kept away today and hardly suprising with all the activity going on around here.
I’m onto my third car load of clutter. Today I tackled the kitchen and what a lot of rubbish we’ve been storing for years. I haven’t made fresh juice with my magimix juicer in about five years, nor have I used the electric citrus press, the liquidiser or the old food processor. I have actually used the smoothie maker, the bread machine, the new magimix and the ice cream maker within the last two years, so they got to stay, though the bread maker is still under review. I threw out drawers full of old receipts (shredded), old food magazines, weight watchers packs from about 8 years ago, candle stubs, odd mismatched ugly crockery, about a billion ramekins that once contained Gu puddings (no wonder we’re both the size we are!) and several teapots that have always dribbled, even the expensive Le Creuset one.
We filled my car and started on Adrians!
And how am I doing all this? I get the impression from all the comments that you’d all like to declutter too. I see some of you are having trouble with your other half not wanting to let go of stuff and from the sounds of it, most of you are happy to watch from afar, but find the thought of doing it yourself just too daunting to contemplate.
Well, I have got some tips on decluttering, which I’m going to save for another post, including top tips on getting your other half involved.