In 29 school days I will no longer be a teacher. After teaching for 25 years I am retiring. Hmmm, it is a really exciting time for me and I'm planning a lot of adventures with my husband of almost 40 years, Paul. One of the things I want to do is learn how to do illustrated journals. There is a little problem--I don't draw, paint, watercolor, and I hate to write. I think (hope) I might be able to overcome some of those challenges.
I think, deep down, I'm a creative person. I've tried my hand at some creative outlets over the years. I've done cross stitch and knitted and I think I have a good sense of design. I illustrated a curriculum guide and won a doodling contest. For the last 25 years I was able to write curriculum, created tons of websites, design many workshops and presentations. That may have been enough of a creative outlet for me. Now that I am going to become a lady of leisure I plan to tackle some new stuff. After school's out I'm going to buy a journal, a pen with waterproof ink, and some water colors. Then I'm going to find a water color class. Wish me luck. If you see no more postings here, you will know I failed at this endeavor and went on to something else.