Sunday, November 06, 2005

Awards for Ex

OK I'm finally updating. Can't believe I've left it this long. What a slacker.
The For Keeps Awards for Excellence were announced yesterday. Congratulations Nic on making the Elite team - I knew you would.
I got an Award too - Award for Excellence in Design. But the funny thing is I didn't find out till this week I was getting it. So it sort of doesn't feel real. Also on the For Keeps website my name isn't on the list, but I actually received an email from the editor this week confirming it. I don't know. It'll be real when I receive my prize I guess. I'll have to ask Nic when she comes back from Australia if she did actually hear my name read out. LOL. But I am rapt. And I love the layout I won it for.

So anyway I was thinking this week about scrapbooking and how I've hit a bit of a slump. For the past year I've been designing for different mags and manufacturers and that's all I've done. But it was good because I had goals and deadlines and challenges. I had to do something specific. Now I can do anything and I'm feeling a bit lost. That's why I've been doing every challenge I can get my hands on. So for me I need a challenge to work well.


Lara said...

Congratulations Lianne - awesome stuff. Can't wait to see the layout you like so much & others liked it too! Understand the need for a challenge - I've been feeling the same way for the last couple of weeks - a kind of extrinsic motivation maybe.

Yolande said...

Congrats Lianne! Well done. Thats awesome news! Look forward to seeing the layout! I love challenges too.

Cath Sheard said...

Huge congrats Lianne! Can't wait to see more of your work in print.

Gwyn said...

Lianne, I know just what you mean about having a slump when you don't have assignments anymore. Maybe this challenge idea will help me, too.

And congrats on the great honor. I love that magazine, an Aussie friend has sent me a few copies and I picked some up with I went Down Under.

Sophia said...

Having just left the magazine after six and a half years, I'm completely relating to your feelings on feeling a need for challenge! Good luck to you!! You have a great blog!


Delys said...

Congrats Lianne on your award! You soo deserve it! Im having a slump on 12x12 Los...can do mini albums, CJs and altered stuff easily but having trouble with the bigger format...maybe I should try challenges too!

Michelle said...

Congrats Lianne, well done your work is awesome and so deserves to be recconised.
I'm with you on the slump thing, I have so many projects on the go at the moment and I just can't seem to get motivated to do them. Maybe Saturday will bring us both some inspiration to kick start us into gear lol.

lucy said...

Congrats Lianne. I love your work!!!!! You deserve your award.


Ruth said...

well deserved Lianne - congratulations!!

Mel said...

Good on you, Lianne - your work is just lovely. Just be proud!



nic said...

Congrats Lianne! Oooooo yea your name was read out FIRST!! I clapped so hard they thought I was nutty! lol.

congrats :o)