Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Best Class

This is the Christmas card I meant to send to you this year.

I drew it and edited it myself, and I get quite a kick out of it, because, Hey! Someone did eat all the fudge at our house....

So, I wanted to show it to you even though my sneaky plan was to just send it out to you all Next Christmas (...maybe I still will and you can pretend to be surprised). But! I'm showing it to you because it is directly related to the topic at hand.

It came to me tonight what one of the most useful classes I've ever had is...and I thought I'd share.

My friend Megan is a digital scrapbooker. That means shes uses a version of Adobe Photoshop (Photoshop Elements, to be exact) to make scrapbook pages. (see her blog for examples)

I'm not much for scrapbooking, but when I saw the things she could make, I was intrigued. Because she's cool, she offered to sit down with me and show me how she did it. So we set up a time when I could go to Megan's house and The Rock and Megan's husband could go play raquetball (or some other such manly activity).  The appointed time came, and we settled down in front of her computer for her to show me the ropes.

I still have a page of notes from that night, and even now, over a year later, I still refer to the notes and think back with fondness on that night. I can't think of notes from any of my college classes that I still have, let alone, refer to.

Even though it was an informal meeting, it counts as one of the best classes I've ever had. The teacher was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, kind, patient, and funny. She taught me a skill I value. And she did it so well that most of it stuck with me--all I need is that one page refresher. And, best of all, Megan expanded my ability to create artwork and gifts that brighten my life and the lives of others.

Thanks, Megan, for giving me one of the best classes I've ever had.


Credit's Note: the snowflake background on the card is Golden Girls Jack Frost paper 2.


Megan said...

Aww! You make me feel all warm and fuzzy! I love sharing things I love with people I love! :D

And I'm pretty sure it was Ultimate Frisbee that the men played...because it was Monday night after FHE.

Matthias said...

Did you notice that you had 99 blog posts in 2009? Ugh! Gosh, I hate it when that happens!

Lu&Moo said...

No, I hadn't noticed. But now it's going to drive me crazy trying to decide whether it's cool that we had 99 of them (which makes it all Matchy-Matchy), or junky because we didn't make 100.

jamila said...

I love the card, Lu! And I love you! I'm also glad that you talked about why you think your teacher was good - it gives me something to think about.