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Monday, January 5, 2015

After Many False Starts

Finally! I'm hoping my blogging is going to be on a regular basis again. At least I'm going to really try.

And what have I been up to? Making art, baking bread, moving my studio from the back of the house to the front, and taking online art classes and online Bible college classes. I haven't touched my sewing machine, except for a mending job, since June. I think I hear it crying from the closet so I'll have to get it out and play soon.

I love to decorate my surroundings with things that speak of the seasons we are in. I've been planning some future projects with a snowman motif. Not because I'm so crazy about snow but I can't think of any other subject matter for this time of year. After snowmen come cardinals. Especially important to me for the bright shocking color they model against the snow, a great contrast! We have plenty of cardinals that have been coming to our bird feeder this winter. One day I counted four males and two females, six in total. And I find it so funny when they are all perched in the barren bushes skirting the edge of the back yard, looking like very large bright red berries.

My last project was an art box intended for a Chinese auction at my art guild. It had snowed that day and I couldn't get my car down our un-plowed 350 foot driveway to attend so I'll probably save it for next year's auction.

Base coated with acrylic paint, cheesecloth and jewels applied

Starlight scene painted inside of lid with mini-jewels added

I'll be tweeking the look of this blog in the next few weeks. And with more projects planned, I won't have time to get cabin fever this year!

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