Archive for December, 2010
I tried a dozen different ways (and ruined several cards) to emboss the salutation on the front of the cards. I finally gave up and just used plain old handwriting. Sheesh. My wish for each of you for 2011 is Peace; Peace of mind, Peace in your heart, Peace in your families, Peace in your country and Peace on Earth.
By Peace I don’t mean lack of fighting or war, I mean a calm, centered, restful certainty of who you are, where ever you are. I believe if we each cultivated this in ourselves, the rest of it would be taken care of. The quote is by Agnes M. Pahro.
Now that I’m all grown up and am Santa Claus, or at least Mrs. Claus, I get the best toys! And the best deals, some times those 50% off coupons can really make a difference! I generally don’t like to buy punchers or punches, because I don’t want my stuff to look like everyone else’s stuff. And besides how many times can I use the same pattern? Well – we shall see.I have had my eye on this tool since I used one in a class last August. But it is a Pricey Name Brand and you know, all of the above. But now I have earned a reward, and I have this coupon AND another coupon for an additional 20% of on the same Pricey Name Brand – so it now lives with me. So of course I had to practice, and my g-daughter had to practice, boy is this fun or what?
The final installment of the Round Robin 2010 from my Sketchbook Yahoo Group. We started this group just a little over a year ago to egg each other on in the Art House Sketchbook Project. Once we had our Sketchbooks sent off into the ether or the sketchbook library, which is about the same, we needed a project and this Round Robin was it. I am the last straggler to finish up so now we are done. What did I learn? I learned that if I put myself in front of the task it does get done and usually with more imagination and energy than I knew was in me. I learned that deadlines have me be more productive. I learned humility, friendship and that the amazing creativity that resides in each person is unique. 10 or 12 interpretations of the same theme, with no repeats is a very interesting lesson. I enjoyed the new challenge every month although since last fall the challenge has occurred more like a problem – I still enjoyed it when I could work at it.
I also learned more about each artist as I looked at the art they shared each month. I feel closer and more appreciative than seems possible of these women that I have never met. Thank you, each of you, for your contribution to me and for your fine art.