Sad to say this is the last Studio Friday.... I didn't realise it but it has been going for threes years now which is a really amazing. I'll be sad - I've always enjoyed touring around the Studio Friday blogs. So thank you Tine for all the amazing Fridays and good luck to all the Studio Friday artists!
So fitting for the last one, this week the topic is Highlights
If you had to pick one highlight of your work what would it be? You might also think about the highlight of your day when you have time to be in your studio, your creative space...? Over the past years has there been a very specific highlight for you? Maybe there were several or still are. I am sure there are many more to come your way no matter what."
This layout was published in Digital Scrapbooking Magazine last year which was a huge thrill for me. I've had one other LO published but not in such a big and popular magazine. And I really like the journaling which tells the story of our change jar.
The change jar in the kitchen has been with us forever but it wasn't until Teen1 was maybe three years old that it became a tradition. Who knows how and when it started but it did. The change gets collected and counted when the jar gets full and then the kids decide which charity gets the money. The rules are that it must be an official charity - like a real one, not some made up one. And none of us may benefit from that charity. So, for instance, if the band was trying to raise money for a trip, the money could be donated to them but only if none of our kids were in the band. It is always a group decision and everyone must agree which often means some negotiation. Over the years it has been fun to see what causes you choose to support. You've donated to the food bank, Toys for Tots and the Red Cross many times. And for seeing eye dog training, breast cancer quilt, trail building and books for the library. The money has gone to bring kids injured in war to the US for medical care, providing seeds in Africa and to the tsunami victims.
Our hope is that as you go out on your own that you will continue the tradition.
You can see the Highlights of Studio Friday here.