Getting back to normal after CHA!

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 Good morning!!! So I am finally starting to get back into the swing of things
at home! I love traveling , especially to CHA but I also love being home with my
family and creating ! I am thankful to my awesome hubby who takes time off of
work so that I can go the CHA! He did an amazing job keeping up with the laundry and
dishes! (Well… they ate out almost all the time- the kids tattle!) But still a fine job!
Usually I go crazy cleaning before I leave making sure everything is done and do it again
when I get back (three kids under 11 = lots of laundry!) but I didn’t have to do that this time
so I was able to return to my normal schedule of doc appointments, school, and creating much faster!

Which is a good thing in the last four days I made 6 cards, 3 altered items and 3 layouts for
an assignment for QVC! Shhh!!Here is a sneak peek! Although you will not see these anytime
soon I thought I would let you know what I was up to!

Speaking of which – did you check to see if you were the winner of my giveaway Friday? winner 
I gave away not only one but two prize packs and the first winner has not contacted me. I don’t know
why that happens I guess we all get busy and forget to go back and check. So if you know her, maybe
you could let her know?

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Meanwhile I still have some unpacking to do!  My art supplies and various
DT items I need to work on! Woo hoo – love new stuff!

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And I have been working on  some ideas for future projects in my sketch book.
Is it just me but you do find it difficult to just sit and listen? I am always doodling
and coming up with ideas and if I don’t write them down somewhere I will keep
thinking “about it and then I can’t pay attention! LOL . While I am drawing I can do both!

hmm. ADD or creative brain?  I’m just saying.

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Here is a little something else that has been on my mind a lot – it’s a line out of song.
Something has been bothering me a lot and I think I want to write a post about it- this will
probably be the title so keep an eye out, it might affect you.

Thats all I have for today!  I hope your day is full of blessings!


Rita Barakat is a Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator, Designer and Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacturer websites and magazines. She designs, teaches workshops and and freelances for a variety of manufacturers. Not anywhere near a local event? Sign up for her newsletter and receive a Top Secret Mixed Media Class in your inbox! 


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9 Responses

  1. WOW! How fun to scrap all those items! What an amazing husband to help keep the house clean while you were gone! Glad things are getting back to normal for you so quickly!
    I have only scrapped 1 Lo in 3 weeks! So much unpacking to do and keeping up with wife & moms duties.

  2. Glad you had a wonderful trip and got back to a clean house. My husband always takes care of the house and cooks for himself while I’m away. Happy for your upcoming news about QVC too!

  3. Can’t wait to see your QVC projects! Will you let us know when they will be featured? I don’t want to miss it! 🙂

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