Dec 29, 2008

And Away We Go!

Happy New Year's Eve and I hope you have a safe and abundant 2009.

Hello Everyone!

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 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!


Candace said...

What the... it's Wednesday, December 31st! My clock is obviously o.f.f.

Sarah said...

Happy New Year to you!

Anne said...

Hi Candace! Sounds like you have big plans for 2009! And Earl is adorable!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me some encouragement! It is appreciated! :-)

Velvet Ginger said...

Happy New Year,
The Matchbook that says Jackson Hole is from Wy, my home.
The one that says Hilton is from Scottsdale AZ, the Casino one is from Laughlin NV on one of my adventures! I don't know why I hung on to them & thought you would like them for your collection, the Calculator one was from a sample from work of things we print on! Glad you liked it!

Ms. Creek said...

Happy New Year, Candace!

I love your artwork...the book mark is the coolest book mark I've seen!

And great my sis sent you a matchbook!

femminismo said...

Love the woman you've drawn. Your shading is perfect. Happy New Year. Glad you liked the bookmark. Hope I did get you through some times. I know your comments have encouraged me to keep posting - thereby keeping my brain awake and alive!@ Love Earl. He is dressed nicely. Love to you in 2009 and beyond. - jeanne

Denise said...

Gorgeous pup, gorgeous art! When do you sleep and do you breathe? LOL! You sure hit the ground running!
Love and loads of creative thoughts heading your way! Plus of course, warm sunshine rays!

Anne said...

Hi, Candace! By the way, I really like the page you're making for your art journal. I think I'm especially drawn to all those shiny stars of different sizes on the blue. Very nice! :-)

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

I just fell in love with Earl.