I saw this $20 version of the huge Pantone color deck on Sewing Divas today. I’ve been hoping to find a cheaper version of their big deck for a while now. I love love love love color and am always frustrated when colors don’t match just as much as I am much more peaceful when colors do match. I think this will save me buckets of time selecting fabric and other such things.
In other news, I finished recording some violin for this project today. I’m really happy with how I played and I’m excited to see the whole thing come together. We seriously have so many talented people in our church. It’s cool to see everyone come together for this.
I decided today too that I would like to have an mp3 player. My students are constantly asking me why I don’t own one, and really I suppose it’s a lifelong vendetta that I have against Apple which began as many small irritations growing up working on Apples at school but was FOREVER cemented after learning Finale on an Apple in college. At first I thought it was the program that was so darn hostile. After buying Finale for my PC when I needed to write accompaniment tracks for my choir at school, I soon learned that no, it was the Apple that forced me to spend 3 times as long on each project as it should have taken…that much extra time in a very updated computer lab at a VERY good music school with MIDI keyboards and every other thing that should have made things faster. I’m not computer-illiterate either which made the whole process even more aggravating. So, even though I’m a music teacher, even though I listen to a lot of music here there and everywhere, even though toting around my CD collection is a bit of a hassle, I have stubbornly refused to buy an mp3 player because I was not going to buy an iPod and thereby support the very company that had caused me so much technology-related stress. Silly me though–clearly there are other people who make such devices. So my task for this week is to read some reviews and find a good deal on a non-Apple mp3 player. I sincerely apologize if you are an Apple fan. I shall never be. I hope you can forgive me for my opinion and consider that I do not mean to offend.