Monday's Muse - What Did You Learn Today?

My Mum always said you should make a point of learning something new every day. I took this to heart as a kid & even went through a reading the dictionary phase (pretentious little runt). Somewhere along the way the gears have slipped and I've become quite bored with myself.

Some super creative people are into the make-a-piece-of-art-a-day movement. This is very cool but I know I won't find the time. Think I'll revive the old learn something each day. Today I've learned 2 things.

The 1st should have been a gimme I suppose :
don't leave the broiler unattended!
The grill ran out of gas 1/2 way through dinner so I turned on the broiler to finish. Got sidetracked & whoopsy - Giant flames shooting out of the oven! Nearly lost my eyebrows but I have to admit it was very exciting. Had a good laugh too when my husband looked at the black mess smoking in the trashcan & asked "What? We're not going to eat that?" He's a major omnivore & master of the poker face (he used to be a professional blackjack player). I actually thought he was serious for about 30 seconds.
collage by Nancy Lefko

Today's 2nd lesson is far more interesting. I've signed up for Nancy Lefko's Mixed Media/ Collage Backgrounds workshop. I am simply crazy for Nancy's art & very excited. Her online classes are just starting and really well priced. You can find out more at Creative Workshops. Or just enjoy her wonderful blog & etsy shop. OK, gotta go put on my smarty pants & learn somethin'. Catch you later


  1. Oh dear! I'm glad to hear you weren't hurt from your flame experiment.

    I so wish I had the time to take Nancy's class! I had the choice of two classes - hers and abstract. Since I'm working on a bunch of commissioned abstracts I thought the latter would make a better decision. Maybe she will have another if this one goes well.

  2. See you in class! This will be a fun workshop for sure. I love Nancy's style.

  3. LOL!! Sorry! Had to laugh about the eyebrows..glad you weren't seriously hurt.
    Hey I am taking Nancy's class as well. I am so looking forward to it.
    Thanks for your wonderful comment about my MWO entry.

  4. Sounds like a "heated" evening! o, that was bad. Anywho, glad you weren't hurt and hope you found an alternative snack! I like to try and make something everday but that dosen't always work out. Other life happens.

  5. That class looks like so much fun! I love mixed media pieces. Enjoy, and thanks for participating. I know my site has been a little out of sorts since the template change but it seems to be back to business as normal...whatever that is!