Picmonkey, Clay Alliance, and the BIG Clean

I was on Pinterest, again, and came across a pin about editing your pictures for Pinterest (and shows and this website in my case) using Picmonkey.   I clicked it and it did seem fairly easy even for a technical idiot like me so I tried it out.  It made my pictures look amazing and it was easy.  

Before picmonkey

Before picmonkey

And after

And after

The main thing I found about almost all of my pictures is that I tilt my camera about half a degree.

Today I searched pinterest for some more tutorials and found on where I could add text and bubbles.  I was hooked and upgraded to the not free edition.

My sister and her Spock Christmas mug.  It was purely coincidental that she wore the shirt to match that day! 

My sister and her Spock Christmas mug.  It was purely coincidental that she wore the shirt to match that day! 

This was just for fun, but I think I'll have to pin this one!  http://www.picmonkey.com/ is the link if you want to give it a try.

I went to my first Clay Alliance meeting last night.  As a person who works with clay in the Cincinnati area, you get the question often, "Do you belong to the Clay Alliance?"  It seemed like a lot of volunteer work involved, so I held off until this year.  I don't have as many PTO responsibilities this year and since Lauren is in college, I don't have to volunteer for swimming, track and CC anymore.

They only meet 4 times a year but it takes me a good 40 minutes to get there.  I hate going to a meeting when I don't know anyone but usually people are friendly.  This group seemed ok, maybe a little cliche, but it's too early to get a feel for it yet.  The big discussion was about a new space the group wanted to rent in the Essex Studio to store items for events and use as a gallery.  It seemed like a good idea to me, but John had a hard time selling the idea to the vocal minority and I could tell he was getting flustered.  If you wanted to put your pieces in the gallery, it was $50 a year.   I think I'll do it just to get my name out there.  http://www.essexstudios.com/

Let's do this!

Let's do this!

Enough procrastinating, my goal today is to work on getting some useful storage space in the basement till 3:00.  That's when Logan gets home from school with the truck and we can load it with scrap and get rid of some of the barn crap.  I should have taken pictures of it before started.  Bless Rob's heart, he was a hoarder, although he would have hated me for saying that out loud.