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Hi. Just a quick last minute post with a few resources I've been using that you might like to have a look at.
First up is Wordle. Such a great site that is just great fun but you can also use to see a poem in a different way.

Another site I always have a look at is Kerri Smith's Wish Jar. Kerri has another book out and she's got a bit of a tease about it on her site. Please do have a look - it's great fun.

For those of you who would like to market yourself and your art more is Alyson Standfiield's ArtBiz site. You can sign up for weekly newsletters and also iPods. She offers courses - but I've not tried any of these out.

Another for those of us who have too much 'stuff' is Unclutterer. A fun site with lots of useful ideas to help you to sort out hat 'stuff'.

DIY Planner is a site I happened upon which has lots of useful ideas and templates to help get you organised.

And for my birthday my mum very kindly bought me (early) a Day Timer. It's great I saw Bren's and thought it looked really useful; - and it's really helped me to get sorted.

And here's a site for 'empowering creative people'. It's a fun site.

I think that's enough for now - hope you like the resources. please do let me know about any others you like.

I'm also going to be setting up a website for our quilting group. If you have any tips or ideas - please do let me know.

Off to pack yet more stuff. I'm a bit worried that it won't fit in the car....

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