Shimelle has an online class called Learn Something New Every Day for the month of September. She is very much a "scrapbooker" and I wasn't sure I knew enough about that to participate, but my friend Gill encouraged me, and I decided I could try it and interpret it my way.
The first assignment was to consider your last adventure. I interpreted it as the most recent adventure though some people in the group considered it to mean the last one you will ever have... hmmm ... very interesting.
In any case, we were also encouraged to think what this had helped us learn. And it didn't take much thinking to determine that my latest adventure was Tinta and to begin considering what I learned by thinking about her.
What I realized was that my relationship with Tinta has been not seeing the forest for the trees. I focus on the ways she is different from Sienna and that I think she will never be really reliably housebroken and her incredible chewing and I miss that she is spunky and annoying and funny and determined. I also miss that she is a snuggler, and a stubborn little girl who will probably eventually make a great adult. (Of course only if she does not ingest my whole rug first!)
So, above is the first assignment, a collage of frayed burlap, glassine and paint about the forest and the trees...