Well, I’ve entered a flurry of ‘busy’ for the next short while – not card-making or Christmas related (I know…hard to believe!) - and as a result, my card-posting is all a-jumble. Umm, actually it’s always in a jumble...
A couple months back, I introduced myself to the lady who was substituting for the school’s librarian, and discovered that she had recently created a little ‘transcription and editing’ business for herself. We chatted about that for a bit, and I left, letting her know that should the demands on her time require an ‘extra set of eyes,’ I’d certainly be willing to help. Two days later, she called, and I had my first stint: proofreading and editing a research paper on bridge girders. Truly, it was quite interesting! Shortly after, I had another; this time dealing with concrete polymers. And again, I learned something I’d never thought about (and it’s a good thing others do!): concrete stability/instability, and why ‘this’ mixed with ‘that’ is perhaps not in a structure’s’ best interests. Over the weekend, yet another opportunity came my way: a thesis. A 323 page thesis, to be precise, addressing the topic of biomedical communication. Vastly new territory for me – and quite intriguing, from the synopsis the student provided – so, I dived in and told her that yes, I was most interested. The thesis wasn’t quite at the ‘final draft’ stage when we first chatted, but today, a whole bunch of pages landed in my inbox, and more arrived as the day progressed. I spent a significant chunk of time, delving into her research, and wow: impressive! Hopefully, my editing will see her paper polished and tuned well, ready for submission next week. I fully understand that you’re likely shaking your head in disbelief, as the writing on my blog doesn’t showcase particularly strong writing/grammar skills, but I do enjoy editing - just not my own stuff. I must say, though, if I see one more et al. today, I may go a wee bit bananas….
Anyway, time to post cards. This go-round, the focus is on ‘trees,’ or rather, "out on a limb" (hmmm...fitting considering my latest endeavour) the current challenge at CAS-ual Fridays
Two cards, same stamp, and two different layouts.
The first uses the sketch from Mojo Monday 323,minus the twine parts, as I'm all thumbs when it comes to anything string or ribbon like.
The second card's sketch is from Retro Sketches #93 - which I admit to a) modifying a bit and b) getting carried away with, a bit, as you'll see in future posts.
(I'll pre-apologize for the bad lighting; we're down to just under 8 hours of daylight...)
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