Monday, July 16, 2007

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my first blog post! I decided to give this a try as a place to keep everyone informed of kid news, happenings in my music career, and my adventures in my newest obsession--stamping handmade cards. I can't promise daily updates, but I will do my best to stay current. Check here for photos, anecdotes, and news from our crazy household!

The kids are great. Ben's teachers at school are trying to encourage him to play with other kids, which isn't something he's usually interested in. I hope they can make some progress there. Sarah is getting better at walking and is also showing a strong interest in climbing - and climbing into things. She is constantly finding new little spots to squeeze herself into, as in the photo you see here!

Today being Monday, it was voice lesson day, and my latest project is a Handel coloratura aria called "Tornami a vagheggiar" from the opera Alcina. I didn't realize when I chose this that it's a traditional soprano show piece that requires lots of added high notes and coloratura on the da capo. You know that being showy is not my strong suit so this will be a stretch for me! But it's fun to sing and good for me to push the envelope. I'm also working on the Bach cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, another chance to really challenge myself. I think I need to if I'm going to keep moving forward.

No time for stamping today as I'm busy with a freelance editing project. You can view my most recent cards here:

I've been spending a lot of time on this wonderful site, which offers challenges for making cards every day of the week. I've been making at least one card on most days. My goal is to figure out a way I might be able to sell a few cards here and there to help support my hobby. I'm open to suggestions and ideas!

I'd better get back to work. Thanks for reading and hope to see you again soon!


Anonymous said...

Very cool, Lori! Keep those pictures coming! And maybe you can throw in a few bytes of your arias one of these days?

Chris said...

Forgot to sign my name!

Yoder Schrock Family said...

Lori, your mom showed me your new blog site. Very nice. I didn't know you were into card stamping. Cute pic of Sarah too. I just started a blogspot page too: I think blogspot is the myspace/facebook of our age group. (:>) ~Mandy Yoder