an excuse for not posting

I was walking on Davie last night and was struck at how warm it was, when I noticed there are already some early blooming cherry blossoms! After that miserable month of rain in January, this little Saskatchewan-sun-deprived-gal-living-in-Vancouver has totally been eating up the overall sunshine we’ve been getting. And with the blossoms blooming, it’s spring!

It took the cherry blossoms to make me realize that it’s already March! And now I am finally managing to make my first post for 2006. I knew when I started this blog it would be spurratic on the best of days. I’ve had thoughts I wanted to record and post, but the rest of my life was larger than life (ie. barely just managing it all).

Truth be told, I’ve been spending much of my online time working on moving the website my sister built for me last fall over to its new proper home. She did the grunt work of defining the site objectives and structure, and setting up the initial pages (I totally hate that part!) I managed to rebuild it using style sheets (I love those!!). It was a real team effort. (thanks Flo!)

So please visit my new little home online for my “hobby” at www.itjustflows.ca

I’ve been thinking about doing a website for a long time, and even praying off and on. It was a divine fluke/provision for my sister to do the site for her class project and get the ball rolling for me. The time was just right – 3 of the 4 wedding invitation designs on the website I’ve created only as of last fall. And I needed a break to recover from my overload of things online from my last job working 4 years on an e-zine.

It’s snowballing a bit now – more friends getting engaged wanting invitations, and others who want business stationery. At a networking alumni event somoeone I didn’t know came up to me and said she heard i do design and have a website. Word spreads fast, I told her, because the website was only new as of that very morning!

We’ll see where God leads me on this path… I don’t know if I have the discipline to make a living at it, and I would need more training (ironically I’ve ever only taken one design class). For now, I’m just happy to call it my hobby and have this avenue to serve my friends.

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2 thoughts on “an excuse for not posting

  1. love the site as always… I’m glad you decided to explore this area again. I still remember the time we made christmas cards in that old apartment of yours up on north road!I was wondering – the site is very clean, but almost a little bare with the plain white background. Are you thinking of putting anything in as “wallpaper?”

  2. Hi Joc! thanks for stopping by and for the feedback! I’m a bit of a minimalist and prefer the clean uncluttered look. I may change in the future, but for now I personally find most backgrounds a bit cluttered and interfering with legibility of the text. You’ve got me thinking about possibilities for clean backgrounds though! 🙂

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