Well, yet again time seems to have flown by and I don't know where it has gone too! I reckon if I were more organised, life wouldn't pass me by in such a blur because I honestly do not know where each day goes!


I have been busy with work, mainly because it is almost the end of the month and I was desperate to get work done so I could bill clients and get the money in to pay bills! I have found that a lack of money is a great incentive in making me get some work done! That is the problem with being self employed though - you are responsible for getting the clients in the first place, doing the work, sending the bills out, chasing up payment.... if you take a day off, you have to make up the time by working extra hours, and as for having a week off, well that is why I always take my laptop with me! Not that, unfortunately, I end up getting much work done!

I am currently waiting for clients to pay some not insubstantial bills and unfortunately, I cannot force them to pay me by the end of the week, much as I would like to. Some take as much time as possible to pay, coming up with numerous excuses.....mind you, I suppose that is somewhat like me coming up with excuses as to why I haven't done their accounts or tax return... ;(.

My daughter and I went to see Ludovico Einaudi play at Symphony Hall in Birmingham last night. This is part of his "Nightbook" tour and he was amazing. I love his music, it is so relaxing and soothing, but last night it was unbelievable! Never having been to something like that before, neither of us knew what to expect, but it was wonderful! I would definitely recommend that you go see him play if you can, or failing that, listen to his music:




And you would not believe how long it took me to work out how to embed that video!

I've not had much time to do any photoshopping, unfortunately, but I did manage to have a go at making my own masks:





There seems to be a trend at the moment for using masks but when I looked around and saw what was on offer, I thought "I could do that" so I went and did it! I'm thinking of doing a tutorial on making masks, so if any of you would be interested in this, let me know. Otherwise, feel free to download the mask set HERE.

Happy scrapping!

5 comments:

  1. Digi Free said...

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  2. Christelle said...

    Thank you for the beautiful masks! I would love a tutorial on making my own...  

  3. marti11 said...

    Thank you for the beautiful mask.  

  4. CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

    Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Oct. 29, 2009. Thanks again.  

  5. nf said...

    Having a tutorial on making masks would be great. I'm still new and it's frustrating trying to learn stuff on your own. maybe if I knew how to make them I would know how to use them.