Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!

Happy New Year, everyone!

We don't make resolutions here at blitzpampers headquarters, but we do enjoy the opportunity to start new projects. With that in mind, Jennifer is taking the Art Card Challenge. The idea is to commit yourself to creating small art every day. The card is just a format/size goal to get you started, and you can use any media you like (paint, pencil, digital, photography...whatever!). You can start with a week-long commitment and expand to a month or a year if you like. There's no sign-up, so no one keeps track of my participation but me. I just made my second card, and I'm really enjoying this! It hardly takes any time at all (depending on how elaborate you'd like to get), and it's very satisfying to get the creative juices flowing even for just a short while each evening. When I complete the challenge, I'm not sure if I'll keep the cards and use them myself or if I'll gift them to a friend. Either way, I'll take pics of the results and post them when I'm done. If you decide to take the challenge, please let me know! It would be fun to see your work if you'd like to share!

Another project we're starting is a second blog: "eating blitzpampers-style." By now you know about my obsession with food (healthy and otherwise), and I've really enjoyed the feedback I've gotten on my little "Cooking" sidebar. I thought I'd start a little food blog to share recipes and get more feedback from foodie and wanna-be-foodie friends out there. You'll have to be patient with me on the photography. I have become addicted to several food blogs on the web, and the food photography is gorgeous. I can't quite seem to take the pictures I want to of my food, but I will be working on technique as time goes on. Bear with me and please check it out over at


Gail said...

I love it - new year, new blog! I also appreciate the fact that the new blog has the words "eating" and "pampers" in its title :-P

I'll take the art card challenge with you. I'd love to have an assignment that will get my creative juices flowing. I'll start my tour of art card duty in the next few days and will let you know when I've gotten it under way.

the dipe squad said...

Dearest Gail, Thank you for noticing that tidbit of loveliness in the title. You may have put me off of my own food blog. ;)
I do look forward to hearing more about your cards! I'm really enjoying the challenge (it's good to make myself do what I like doing anyway), and I hope to keep it up beyond the first week. Today is only day three, so we shall see. :)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, I cannot wait to check out the food blog...I am SO excited!! :p I may do the art card challenge with you too...I'll check it out tonight when I'm not quite so distracted by my little 3 year old ball of energy :) At this moment, my next stop is the food blog!


the dipe squad said...

I hope you're able to do the cards, Karly. It's a lot of fun and good for the wee brain. I work on mine when Ellie is sleeping. :)