Time to start getting really serious about goals and objectives for '09 -- the earliest and the main one for the upcoming year being ArtFest.
And now I'll leave you with a few photos, a piece of coiled copper jewelry I tried some time back. I do like making things like this... the rosettes and spirals, the colours. That's another goal for '09 that I have committed to if only a bit here and there at a time. Easy does it.
A page in progress from my ongoing Art Journal...
I drew the woman (a redhead, natch!), and cut her out, used the usual suspects of crayola crayons and Caran d'Arches coloured pencils, then layered in her skirt and put her on a multipapered background. T likes the boots, of course.
A fabulous bookmark from Femminismo over at One Day At A Time down at the right there. How did Jeanne know my favourite colours? She got me through some ups and downs this past year and probably didn't even realize it... gotta love that arched eyebrow! It says, "Happy Reading". You too, Pal.
RJ sent me a fun "matchbook" from Somewhere Over The Rainbow. She remembered I collect matchbooks (nonsmoker that I am) from travels... so here is a matchbook in the form and style of a calculator! This sure put a smile on my face.
Also, have any of you seen Wreck This Journal? Kitten gave me a copy recently. In Wreck This..., you are instructed to cut, burn, scribble, scratch, stain, etc., the pages of the book, plus write backwards, glue things like stamps in -- nice little exercises that help you get your head around another take on the Shiva Principle. From destruction, comes renovation. (Extreme Makeover should be his show.)
Wreck This Journal is by Keri Smith. I think you would enjoy the humour and hijinks she puts forth. Visit http://www.kerismith.com/ for more info.
Announcing the newest member of the family! This sweet little fella seen here at my brother's holiday dinner is Earl (as in "My Name Is"). Earl is a Weimeraner -- and I asked my nephew John, Earl's human, if he knew there are other breeds. We had a good laugh over that one. They've had at least two others that I can recall. Earl is definitely well behaved and comes beautifully dressed. What's not to love?
Take care! Back tomorrow!