This first photo is an overview of the fold-out page that I created for the week. One page could not capture all that I am grateful for this week. We have had a LOT of snow. Marq and I celebrated the beginning of the Christmas break and danced in the kitchen to Michael Buble’s rendition of Let it Snow. I entertained myself with our tiny live Christmas tree that may be slightly overburdened with lights. We wrapped up the week with the light display at Green Bay Botanical Garden light show and with dropping off my artwork for the show at Hatch Art House http://hatcharthouse.com/call-for-artists-ecosquared-art-show-2014/.
I used the Christmas card that I ordered from Fine Art America (click on picture to order your own!) to make a pocket to hold pictures, notes, and ephemera from the week of Dec. 15-21. I hope you enjoy what ever holiday you are celebrating. I am glad that the sun is coming back around our way! Happy Solstice and Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much Sue Jones at http://suzjones.wordpress.com/. Sue has nominated me for the Awesome Blog Content award. The rules for this award are a bit of fun
1. Display the logo in a post
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back.
3, Using the alphabet, describe yourself in a word or a phrase.
4. Nominate eight (8) deserving bloggers and inform them of the nomination.
Of course as I love to draw alphabets I have spent a fair amount of my art time this week Tangling a fun alphabet. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
The 8 blogs that I would like to nominate are
This has been an amazing week. Yesterday this self-portrait and 2 other pieces were accepted for a juried exhibit at an art gallery in Madison, WI. I have also been nominated for 2 blogging awards. I am so grateful to all the encouragement and support and inspiration I have received in so many ways throughout 2013. Thank you for stopping by my blog and sharing some of your lifetime with me.
http://hatcharthouse.com/ this is where you can see the original!
I have been getting upcycled art pieces ready for a juried show in Madison and it inspired me to use my Thanksgiving book to finish out the year. So each week I am using one page. Here is the page for the week ending today. It has been one of visual and audio arts. It has been super cold (the weather outside has been frightful!) and the kitchen has been so delightful. This year I have been making more cookies than I have in quite a while. Also, I am so happy with the collage pieces that I have finished at the kitchen table. You can see some of them in this collage.
I have also been working with the Director of our local Seippel Arts Center for a Gratitude Retreat we will hold in February. Marq and Mike have been singing and playing so much lovely music.
Here is my page from the first week in December. I really enjoyed the process of layering the handwritten journal entries. It made it easier to just write what was on my mind without having to think about editing or illustrating.
One of my favorite traditions that we have in our family is Game Day. The Friday after Thanksgiving we invite friends and family over for vegetarian chili and fun. We play board games, cards, and electronic games. Friends bring new games to share and this year we encountered Jungle Speed – SO Much Fun! It was such a wonderful day.
I had a page for my meditation collages, but I have decided to make it a category for regular posts. As I am learning more about WordPress, I will continue to make adjustments. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.
This is one that I am working on that is going to be part of a larger mixed media collage. It is called Find Peace Within. Prints and cards of this illustration are available for sale at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jeanette-clawson.html