A warm thank-you to all who had the stamina to make it through Karl's entire song. Brutal, indeed! After school I got some clarification:
ME: Karl, I love your "I don't like pie" song, but since when do you not like pie?
KARL: I don't like it. I've tried it.
ME: Well what about pumpkin pie?
KARL: Oh. (pauses to consider) Well, I didn't count that because we only have it on Thanksgiving.
ME: Ah. That makes sense. Well what about apple pie?
KARL: Well . . . I guess I do like apple pie, but only if it doesn't have too many apples in it.
ME: Naturally. That goes without saying. So what do you think, then? Do you like pie?
KARL: Not really.
Eesh. I give up. Let him think he dislikes pie. It will save me some baking.
Actually, I really don't bake much.
But I do love to design and teach scrapbooking classes! (Segues, so good at the segues)
On Saturday, October 20th, from 1-4 pm, I will be teaching an updated version of the Seasons Mini-Album at Scrapbook Destination in Centennial, Colorado. It's the exact same project as before, but instead of the Basic Grey Blush line, we'll be using papers from Mellow, Periphery and Recess.
I will be teaching the original Seasons Album (also known as Weather Comes to Mind) in Belgium at Hobby Select on Sunday, November 11th. I will teach two brand-new classes (still in production) at Akke Fietje in Eindhoven, Netherlands on Thursday, November 15th and then two more brand-new classes (still in production) for Scrap-a-Ganza November 16-18th.
This re-design of the Seasons Class is an excellent illustration of what I really try to convey with all my class projects - MAKE THEM AGAIN and MAKE THEM YOUR OWN! Please! Choose different colors, different themes, and use the techniques over and over again. That's what the handout and templates are for!
I have this theory (mantra really) that if I teach enough techniques in my classes, then the students can forgive all of my design shortcomings. They can hate my colors, hate my pairings, hate my style, but they only have to make it my way once. After that they can redo the project in their own personal style. In that respect, I hope to provide value to every single student, regardless of their unique tastes. Because, let's face it, when you're teaching a class to hundreds of people, you simply can't hit a homerun with every student, style-wise.
Here's one more example of a re-design. Lance Anderson has been teaching my Inner Circle class and loves the project, but wanted to showcase one of his newest collections: Pirate Princess. He sent me pictures yesterday of his re-design:
How cool is that?! It is the exact same Inner Circle design using a completely different collection and giving off a completely different vibe. While the original project, done in Guenivere, has a serene and sophisticated feel, Lance's version is young, hip and edgy. I love it!
Oh hey! And Lance is blogging now, too! Here's a link: Where in the World is Lance?
And now I'd better get off this computer and get back to work on those new classes! Oh there is fun stuff on the horizon!
RKQOTD (Karl: Mom, did you know that 3D movies were invented to lure people back to the movies after the invention of TV? Mom: I did not know that. Why do you know that? Karl: I know stuff.)