...full circle again as we move into the sparkle of Christmas spirit and anticipate the new year.
Thursday 22 December 2022
Thursday 15 December 2022
...and closer. I'm wondering whether you're in that zen mode because you've got it all together and ready to go, or are you frenzied and wondering if it will ever be done?
The beauty of this time of year is that it doesn't really matter. The baking will be finished, the big meal will come together regardless of how many are involved, and still there's time for play in the studio, even if it's a bit haphazard.
I realized that I'd not cut any snowflakes this year so that was definitely on my agenda - it's a 65 year tradition at this point. None of this boring white stuff for me, though - these babies have got some colour to them. 😉
Thursday 8 December 2022
...when it's turned on, although that's a hit and miss thing these days. 🤣 I realized that one of the Christmas traditions hadn't even been on my mental radar, so making tree ornaments for the grandkids was was pretty much a necessity given I was in the midst of wrapping their presents.
Thursday 1 December 2022
...the snow has hit. That's not such a bad thing, though, as it means more time in the studio, right? Since the Christmas cards are ready for the mail, I've had time to work on the perforated-paper mini books.
Thursday 24 November 2022
...there comes a time when their paint shirts are not fit for polite company. This past week, I had to let my old one go, it being so threadbare that it could no longer protect my clothing. The 'new' shirt was one I started on just before Covid hit, so had not yet finished the job.
Thursday 17 November 2022
...one doe not talk about toilets. I've rarely been accused of being too polite, however, and that's how this journal spread evolved.
An idle mind wonders (and wanders) while the hands are busy at mundane tasks, so mine just had to estimate how many toilets I'd cleaned in my life. The answer astounded me, even at a conservative evaluation. Trying to guess the point of all that led me to wonder who was cleaning who 😉 and the spread nearly finished itself. If only that were the case for toilets. 🤣
I did manage a bit of work on the mini perforated edge book(s), at least to the point of choosing the paper for the accordion and covers. More to come this week, with luck.
The Christmas cards are coming apace, with long hours embellishing the stars. Now they sparkle nearly as much as do the friends and family they're meant for.
May your week have been as full of fun, colour and sparkle and may your mind's wandering take you to new and amusing places.
Thursday 10 November 2022
...I'm 'supposed' to be working on Christmas cards, but I couldn't help throwing some paint on a journal this week. I suspect there will be another yoga-themed spread happening on this oh-so-subdued background. 😎
The result was great fun, and now I have some interesting papers to turn into a mini book. I suspect the size of these sheets (they'll be about 2 1/4" x 2 1/2" when folded) will be just about the right size to hold a word or two.