Hi - my name is poki (not the one of my birth certificate, but yeah ... I'm poki!) I retired after 30 years teaching public school vocal music in 2003, and I believe that RETIREMENT is the most beautiful word in the English language. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time "out of school." I spent a couple of years after retirement working in a couple of scrapbook stores (yeah, that was so hard!) because I needed a few more credits for Medicare ... but I got them, so now I only work for me!
I started digital scrapping in 2008 (seriously) but I had been creating some digital art/hybrid projects before that. I got my first digital camera - a Sony Mavica - in 2000. Since then I am on my 5th Nikon, currently using a Nikon V1. I love to take pictures ( I got the V1 as an early birthday present in March, and I've taken 6,000 + pictures already)
My BFF/companion Mike and I just returned from two weeks in Idaho/Montana/Wyoming/Colorado - Yellowstone and Grand Tetons and Denver with friends! Lots of photo ops on that trip! I'm sure you will be seeing them soon!
I keep myself busy on several Creative Teams: Jen C Designs, Roseytoes Designs, 3 Li'l Monsters Designs, and Berry Sweet Scraps site team! Until I get a chance to start loading layouts here, you can see my work at http://pokisproject2.blogspot.com or on my facebook page http://facebook.com/poki04
I'm sure I'll be back with layouts soon! I'm sorry I am too late for you Digi Summer Get Away... challenges look like fun!