Jan 1, 2010

A List of (Non) Resolutions

Hello Everyone!
While waiting to start "Journaling in January" with Misty Mawn, I want to share a couple of things with You Peeps.

I was listening to Joni Mitchell's song, "Little Green" while I made this art and laid some plans out. Hopefully they won't follow those of the mice and men in Robert Burns's poem "To A Mouse" but will come to good fortunes!

First, I am making new lists. Lists of non resolutions. Resolutions are just too tough sometimes. They have a sense of "or else" in there. So I am making NONs for 2010 -- the new year which is the gateway to a new decade. Wish me luck.
And my main NON for 2010 is to set aside those things that did not (or that no longer) work for Me and My Life, artwise and otherwise, as I move forward in this brand new time, as I travel onward to finding those things that do work. Like Art Days with Kitten --

and to kick it off today, party hats galore for Kitten and me (more like crowns, eh?)! Our first Art Day of 2010. Thanks to Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist for her words of inspiration, fun and derringdo.

We had a ball. I can't state it any plainer than that.

It is My Fervent Hope to make a hat each month to go along with what the month is associated with... mmmm. January is associated with New Year's so I had a festive look back at some things that went or did NOT go... as well as looking forward to new beginnings, new hopes, plans, dreams, projects.

Sugarplums notwithstanding, visions of new and completely doable fun projects are dancing in my head as I type. The next Art Day Kitten and Candy Project is that we plan to make our own paperclay from scratch when we get together. Film at 11.

Speaking of film at 11, it's now 18F here as we inch towards the Midnight Hour, the wind chill even more bitter than usual as an Alberta Clipper comes through. I think how good it is to have this fellow here in a comfortable and comforting place, as he waits patiently for the evening to wind down and for me to come upstairs and give him my UNDIVIDED ATTENTION, which is his just due. Okay, let me restate that -- which he believes is his just due.

For Kitty Boy, however, this new year is like any other year, especially when he adds me to his personal mix. Food and treats, lots of head kisses, naps on the bed, a little fussing, and a lot of pampering. His only NON might be no vets ever again -- but other than this total improbability, things are fine just the way they're shaking out right here and now with him.

To be honest -- with me, too. Take care!



femminismo said...

Eighteen degrees! Fahrenheit! Too cold. I hope you have warm woolies tonight. I'd better get to bed. We stayed up to watch a movie through. Too bad we don't have better sense. Stay warm.

SummersStudio said...

Oooo, your hats/crowns are devine! Happy New Year!

dosfishes said...

Great Non's....

Love the crowns. Can't wait to see what
you do in 2010.


Denise said...

Love your crown m'lady! Going to nick your idea of 'doables and workables' Take care

Sarah said...

Happy new year to you Candace! I like your idea of non-resolutions. I kind of gave up making them long ago as I never kept them and then felt miserable about it. I do however have vague thoughts of what to do next at this time-hard not too with so much talk of resolutions. I am going to not moan so much I have decided-it may not be apparent on my blog but I am a terrible moaner. No more!
Wish I was closer and then I would ask to join your art days with Kitten and sneak a kiss onto the head of Kitty Boy too!
Here's to 2010 being great!

Coffee Messiah said...

Been very cold here 2, not higher than your high, - wind chill of course.

My best 2 U and, didn't want you to think I was ungrateful, but nothing arrived, just so ya know.

Cheers 2 you and your hat is by far, very spiffy!

Anne said...

Hi, Candace! Terrific party hats! And I love doing more of what works and letting the rest fall aside. Great way to be! :-)

beedeebabee♥ said...

Candace...those are such beautiful crowns, and you both look like such happy princesses in them! Now, those must have been so much fun to create! ... Kitty Boy is soooo cute, it's nice to have a furry friend to cuddle with! ... love what you said about doing what you like, and tossing the rest! Great advice! Hugs, Paulette ;D