Happy Monday Everyone!!!
I could definitely use a little push... Okay, who am I kidding?? I need a stern kick in the derriere (which I just had to Google to spell....haha) from all of you every once in a while when I start to drop off the blaggon (Blogging + Wagon = Blaggon).
I think I may have just invented a new word... (yeah me).
So, any one of you can elect yourself to email me and tell me to get focused!!! Or better yet, I give you permission to send me a someecard if need be... one like this...
This reminds me of a story that happen to me several months ago, which I will so lovingly share with you, as this situation could also happen to you (or maybe it already has)..
I once re-posted one of these cards that I thought was so hilarious even though it used the "F" word, and the reaction to the card was split quite evenly down the middle. Some people thought I needed to find my way back to church and that I should not be posting things that were out of "my" character....and the ones who weren't in shock, not only laughed with me, but quickly jumped in on the thread to defend my honor.
The truly hilarious thing about this was that I had quickly logged into Facebook in the morning, commented on a few posts, liked a few pics, saw the ecard, laughed Diet Red Bull through my nose, re-posted the image and then logged off for a few hours. It was only after I logged back onto Facebook that I realized I had caused quite a stir with the image.
I did feel embarrassed that I had brought some people to feel the need to comment with a sermon and a few Bible verses, but I was quite surprised at how many people (even those I didn't know) who jumped in to defend me. Don't get me wrong... I like to be looked up to and I never want to offend anyone, but I also have a dry sense of humor (need I say more). My sarcasm can also get me into trouble at times, but who likes people without flaws??
There is no mystery and intrigue in something that is perfect, in fact, it is the imperfections in the world around us that propels us to define "perfect". I am sure there were many people offended by Da Vinci's fascination and need to draw the grotesque in his time. Even though Da Vinci was drawing people with abnormalities -people whom no one wanted to look at- no one can deny the beauty in his art. When we look at one of those images, we are looking at those people through his interpretation... one of great detail and intrigue and...even beauty.
Okay... maybe I am not necessarily comparing Da Vinci's grotesque art with the "f" word... or maybe I am. The "F" word, as text, is typography - - typography is art - art can be vulgar and grotesque...see the connections?? Art is human history in its rawest form.
I can emotionally connect to typography as art and not be in need of a second baptism... is all I am saying...hahaha This was not the direction that I was planning for this post; however, since I am already in the thick of it and there is no turning back now (unless I want to start over....which, we all know if I do, will only prolong my lack of posting in the first place), I have decided to share some of that techy knowledge I mentioned earlier to you with a little "come-back" techy tutorial...
What to do if a friend on your FB feed posts something you do not like, but you don't want to un-friend the friend...
1. Hover your mouse over the Facebook post (anywhere).
When you do this, a little arrow will appear in the top right corner of the post.
2. Click on the arrow and a drop-down menu with a few options will appear as such...
Report Story or Spam
(see image below)
3. Click the "Hide..." option and the post will disappear and a couple of options will show up; although, it is not necessary that you choose one of the following options. You can simply "hide" the post and move on. I have rarely used these options below (see image)...
You can also choose to...
* Unhide (just in case you clicked this option by accident)
* Hide all stories from the person
* Unlike the person
For this tutorial, I just took a screenshot of the most recent feed and I chose to "Unhide" the post right after I had chosen to "hide" it. I was not offended by anything posted by Teaching 4 Real... just so we have that cleared away... hahaha
Wow! This has been quite a productive post indeed... I had no idea I would be including a tutorial today!!! ha!
Well, I don't want to give you too much to think about on one day, so I am going to leave you with a link to a few NEW digital graphics I have completed.... as well as a FREEBIE!!
U.S. Independence Day is right around the corner, so I thought I would share the new things I have created for 4th of July themes. For those of you who may not celebrate, these are still cute and can be used for just about anything...
4th of July Themed Graphics!!!
Okay, I admit... I went a little overboard with this first set of digital papers!!! This was not even the half of them either. I just went crazy and ended up having to create an insanely ginormous digital paper set because I did not have a color scheme I was focused on..hahaha
There are over 100 digital papers in this set....all with fun stars!! hahaha
Find this Set on...
Here are a couple free backgrounds (not included in the set) for you to grab. I played around with a lot of colors and I have a few that I LOVED, but they didn't really fit the theme I was going for...hahaha
For those of you with a MAC - I LOVE you too... Click on the thumbnails below to grab these FREE digital backgrounds/papers from my Free Backgrounds Photobucket Album. I add to this album every now and again, so it might be something you will want to bookmark...Enjoy!!
This set speaks for itself... This one is my favorite and includes some extra fun accents to create covers, notes, cards and anything else you can think of...
I also created a 3-part series of themed mini sets in a few of my favorite shades for 4th of July themes...
Shades of Blue
4th of July FREEBIE
I created this set especially as a freebie for all of you who follow and support my work. Thank you for allowing me to do what I love everyday, for helping me to support my children, and for your encouraging feedback!!
Click the image to grab this set on Teachers Pay Teachers
I have so much more to share with you, but I will save some for tomorrow's post!!!
Blog-On, stay strong, and hoard my graphics in your hard-drives.....hahaha