Monday, April 9, 2012
Knowing What I'm Not
I do have an Aunt Martha, and she's absolutely lovely, but it does make me smile every time someone calls me Notmartha. I have nothing against The Martha. I actually enjoy reading her magazine, visiting her website, and using her line of crafting products. I'd just rather be considered an occasional vacationer in, rather than a citizen of, her brand empire.
We found this sign at a second-hand/antique barn in Bloomfield, ON whose name I have already forgotten. We paid $3.00 for it, but I couldn't bear to leave it behind. It hearkens back to the glue-gun-and-fake-flowers days of 1992 (Hello, Girl Guides years!), but I'm thinking there's a place for it in my craft den. I'm also loving that, after a year of blogging, I'm still crafting away in an unMartha-enough way that Dan was just busting with excitement when he found the sign.
I'm loving the blog life--every navel-gazing bit of it. It keeps me writing and crafting, so I'm creating every day. I'm finding all kinds of people out there with similar interests and even brighter ideas; frankly, it's healthy and happiness-inducing to have a hobby...or even a few. I've even (very) recently resurrected my book blog with the hope that it will motivate me to give more attention to the books that fill my work and play time.
My goal for my next bit of time blogging is to learn how to use some of the features of my camera and start taking some really great pictures. Here's hoping for many days of great weather (and unMartha'd ideas) ahead.