Birds & Words

Friday, April 29, 2011

Ranger U - Day 1

This is amazing.  Just amazing!  Rick and I got up at 3 am on Thursday to get to the aiport for a 7 am departure.  I arrived in Chicago at 10:30 for what was supposed to be a 2 hour layover and due to terrible weather all along the eastern seaboard, got stuck there for 7 hours.  My flight kept getting delayed over & over and I was afraid it was going to be cancelled, which would mean no Ranger U for me.  Finally, we took off and I met up with several others with whom I had planned to share a shuttle to Tinton Falls.  Fell into bed at 2 am.  And mine wasn't even the worst story!!

Up early this morning for Day 1 at Ranger University!  All my expectations were exceeded and my expectations were HIGH!  Tim was incredible, of course, teaching all day.  My head is brimming with class ideas!  I'm learning so many new techniques, a large variety of ways to use Perfect Pearls, embossing powders, playing with stamps and inks and being surrounded by tremendously talented artists from literally all over the world.  Good day.

 Tim, laying it down.
Yvonne, official Best Roommate Ever.

I expect to sleep soundly tonight, and and spend the morning with Claudine Hellmuth.  Am I really here??  :-)


  1. So glad you made it. Will pray for strength and rest (when you can)! Have fun!!!!

  2. I love the photo of you and Yvonne! What a wonderful time it was, and I'm so grateful to have shared this experience with you!