I hope that you all had a great weekend and that life is being kind to you. I have been trying hard to achieve my challenge goals and hopefully I'll continue with the effort after the challenge has finished.
But, today I'm going to do it differently.....the freebie first..... and then the update on how I'm doing with the challenge. Variety is the spice of life, so they say.
It's brushes and papers made using the brushes. They are twirls..at least that's the best to describe them. The brushes are quite large!! The download includes the brushes as an .abr file for Photoshop, but I have also included the .png files of the brushes too so that more people can use them. They're for Commercial and Personal Use.
You can download the brushes and Png files here
You know me... .I like to play and during my play time with the brushes I made some papers. I decided to include a download for the four sample papers too, just incase anyone is looking for some bright fun backgrounds.
You can download the Sample Papers here
So have fun playing with the brushes and papers and I'd love to see what you come up with.
Now for as update on how my challenge is going. I promise I won't get too mushy!! Lol!
On Day 1 morning I spent the time being the guinea pig for my middle granddaughter, Emma for her mock waxing exam.....sounds painful but she is so good at it that it didn't hurt a bit..well, perhaps a little for a second, lol!!
There was one catch...it was her Mock Exam....with the real thing being in two weeks. The down side was that she only did ONE side of my body. She is saving the other half for the exam. I don't really look strange with one side of my body hairless and the other side like King Kong...perhaps a little different but nothing that warm winter clothes and a brown paper bag won't hide, lol!! But seriously it was great to spend time with her and volunteer to help with something that was important for her.
Afterwards we went for lunch with her mum and dad (my eldest son) and my mum, four generations on a week day for lunch!! We all made time and it was special. In the evening I had the lovely Lilly to stay and telling her I loved her was so easy.
I covered on Day 1:
- Giving a little time and letting them know I cared. I told them I loved them (I have to admit that I normally do) and I spent some quality time with them all. I also thanked Emma for doing such a great job and told her that I appreciated her skills and talents.
Day 2, I spent with Lilly and my oldest granddaughter, Cheryl. We shopped and then came home for a late lunch and again some talk time. I have to admit that I'm not really a shopping person but I enjoyed the time looking around with them and just being in the same space. Lilly stayed over Friday night and made sure she got some more quality time...at 3,00am..and my undivided attention, lol!!
I covered on Day 2:
- Giving a little time and letting them know I cared and I also said sorry. I apologised that Cheryl and we didn't spend more time together as the norm. I also told her how marvelous she was with Lilly and how her help was appreciated.
Day 3, Saturday was mostly taken up with Charlotte and Lilly and the errands that I had my DH very kindly did for me so that the "girls" and I could take our time. Even though it was Valentines Day!! My DH is a star...and I told him so.
Life for Charlotte is difficult at the moment with study and her partner's job under threat. So we talked about some of the problems that she felt could pop up in the near future and how if we all mucked in we could deal with them. It's a scary time for people and they need to know that others are there to help spread the load.
I covered on Day 3:
- Giving a little time and showing I cared plus listening.
By Day 4, Sunday, I was a little frazzled around the edges but I had mum for lunch and spent part of the day giving my DH some much deserved TLC. Hopefully they both enjoyed the quiet time.
I covered on Day 4:
- Giving a little time and letting people know I cared. I also said sorry to DH that he had to do so much the day before and I assured him that it really was much appreciated.
Today Day 5, I really had to do some work!!!!! But I did manage to do some errands for my youngest son who really didn't have the time to do them himself and they were urgent...plus Charlotte had some bad news re her partners job and I spent some time listening and letting her talk on the phone.
I covered on Day 5:
- Listening and giving some time....and this evening I am going to call my friend Chris and say sorry for not having rung her for so long!!!
So there you have it..not much I know but I have enjoyed the time spent and the conversations that I have had. It is lovely to let people know you care in different ways....so give it a try, even in a small way.
Remember that one of the most precious things that you can give to someone is your time....so where you can...share it!!!
Well, time to run..I have loads to catch up on after taking so much time out, lol!! Have a wonderful day and see you soon!!!