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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Another series started

a few days ago I started to make paper for this..and today I was to repeat my composition and make another 8 x 8 collage


I think I have the papers OK for the next sizes but the black with white line paper was a bit larger then I need for this smaller piece. 
This is one composition that turned upside down can work as well...so I'm happy to start exploring this. 


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Early Morning


The husband got the call on the Bat Phone(got to go out to snowplow)...we joke about it in the house when the boss calls,  Dad's bat phone is ringing!   Honey your Bat phone is ringing...he hates to hug the phone while he's home.  So the call came at 3:40 this morning...and I tried to go back to bed but my 4:15 I was up kissing him good bye.  Starting my morning pages and then the urge to go walking by myself with out my dogs...right?  that sounds so odd but I bundled up and ventured out. The white of the snow light up the area so no need for a flashlight at 6:00 am. The snow plows went by earlier so the streets weren't to bad.  I so enjoy the solitude and the paper guy puttering around the neighborhood delivering the paper.  There was small paw prints for a cat I saw but nothing else...everyone is hunkering down to keep warm.  I walked for about an hour around the neighborhood...a good 2.5 miles with extra clothes and big heavy boots.  I felt I got a good workout and then shoveled some snow in the back for the dogs. 

Today will be more paperwork to do....some house bills and preparing for class tomorrow.  So very excited as this is a new class 15 students working with the Artist way third book-Walking in the World, The practical art of creativity....need to look up the word practical- definition of or concerned with the actual doing or use of something rather than with theory and ideas.  So this is going to be about Doing or Using our Creativity...I'm excited.  

I wonder what I would be doing if I wasn't spinning about three or four different jobs at once. Seems to be my make-up.  Well as far back as I can remember.  

Well got happy hormones going in the right direction because of the exercise endorphaine!!! 


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Morning Pages...


Morning pages....my companion sits on my arm and must like the rhythm of my writing...Sophie likes to do this every morning...

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Pulled out the artwork...


I've got a gallery owner coming over today and I've just pulled out most of the recent works and then there is still more, if she wants to see it can be arranged quickly.  Now shovel the walk way so she can get into the house... 

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Printing today


I forgot how much I so enjoy this...carving a plate,  been wanting to dabble back into printing a bit.  Might carve another one for more cards...They said they will have more possible for other holiday times at Mayslake Peabody Estate through the DuPage Forest Preserve. 

Just entered this for submission

 Cottonwood Candy, done at Dillman's last year in the workshop 

 The Trickster, created as part of a Spirit Animal project which I feel will be on going...

And this one was created in my last class, Spirit Animals.

I entered this all into the submission of Acrylicworks 6   still time to enter if anyone was interested in being published...

Not a pretty sight~

On Sunday at the MCS Board meeting I came in through the door and the paper that was holding the door lock from locking fell to the ground.  Silly me bent over to pick it up with the my Yeti cup full of hot tea that spilled on my hand that was in a glove...I just made the tea and ran out the door for the meeting...fresh from the tea kettle.  Well I couldn't get my glove off right away because I needed to get to a table to set everything down and then pull off the glove...Shit,  burned myself good.  Not the bluster is release and the skin is coming off and starting to heal some...painful...but I was lucking Nancy C. had a cold pack that I could put on it while I was sitting through the meeting to help the pain.  My ring was on and the body swells up now and then when I eat breads which I had pizza the night before so that's why it looks like my thumb has a line there... and because of the swelling of the burn above the ring area.