Monday, November 10, 2008

Sleeping with Bread

In the past week I had training classes to give using LiveMeeting at work. This was the first time I gave classes that I had originally designed for face to face training over an electronic medium where I did not have actual contact with my attendees.
I felt a little stifled and not as creative as usual. I had trouble coming up with ways for them to have hands on in this environment. This is something I will definitely have to work on because this method of providing training should become the norm with travel costs increasing and the government needing to tighten it's belt on travel budgets.
Now on the flip side I felt more creative than I have in a long time this weekend when I began creating Christmas cards to have ready to be mailed the first week of December and this weekend when I started painting some little snowman angels that my husband picked up for me to work on. I have not painted in so long and it was great picking the colors and looking at the detail to decide how I wanted to make it stand out or little details I could add or special affects. Making the cards even got me thinking about pulling out my scrapbooking stuff again. I have not really scrapped in 2 years, my last project was the Alaska trip. I have taken so, so many pics since then that just are crying to be put down in a permanent placed and have a journal done about them...
One thing I have figured out after getting started on these things this past week is that I have allowed my government job to suck my creativity out of me the last two years. I am not going to let that happen anymore...


  1. I think you are right about needing to find creative ways to work electronically. Hands-on experiential activities over that medium will be a challenge.

    And good for you in your determination not to let your job suck out your creativity!

  2. Good girl,..

    Now, maybe when we (hopefully) see one another at Christmas we can put that creativity to work...

    Hugsssssss,, you have a great day honey...


  3. Your cards sound lovely. Are you going to put pictures of them on your blog? I'd love to see them. I'm normally a very creative person but right now....I'm not creating much of anything. I've done scrapbooking in the past but it's been years since I've done it.

  4. I'm happy you are rediscovering things you enjoy - hopefully the creative juices will keep flowing!

  5. Oh, what a task in front of you. Good thing you're a creative person!