I love all the music and concerts at this time of year. We are so fortunate to have an absolutely fabulous volunteer orchestra in our town. This show gets me in the holiday spirit. Our church has a wonderful choir (my husband is usually a member, but has not been this year). They did a lovely program too. Then on Sunday night our church went caroling and that is one of my favorite holiday activities.
I am also working on a number of pieces for the Hatch Art House Eco Squared exhibit. It will be my third year submitting pieces for this show and it is such a great match up for my art. I have 2 out of a possible 5 pieces completed. One has a tree of life mandala and the other has a flower of life mandala. Here is my practice for the flower of life mandala. I will post a picture or pictures of the finished pieces at some point this week.
I went to an art class at our local art center that was based on the PBS show Art Assignment. It was really fun. I used some copper that was wrapped up in a really old newspaper and I brought this clipping home. The ladies’ heads were removed when I found it and it struck me as funny. The spiral in the hand was a warm up exercise that we did that I really liked.
You may also notice the new tape that I got on sale at my husbands urging this week! Imagine my surprise when he said, “Don’t you want to get more tape. That is a really good deal.” Please understand that I literally have a drawer full of different kinds of tape. I love that man.
These are some of the things that have made my week wonderful and for which I am grateful. What are you grateful for?
Hey, I did a journal 52 prompt! The prompt this week was grid, but on Julie Fei-Fan Balzar’s Art Journal Everyday blog she had some posts about an amazing quilt show. And I thought, what a great combination! She also posted about a class she did on lettering and I realized I hadn’t done much with that in a while, either. I’m feeling somewhat better and have been able to get back into working in my gratitude journal every day. That in itself is something to be super grateful for!
The eye and some of the other work on the right hand page was done by a guest artist who was here over the holiday weekend. Great synergy to help me get back into the habit.
I finally did a flower of life mandala and I’m excited to do another one. I’m over half way on my 100 mandalas challenge. I thought I would be able to complete the challenge this year, but my body had other plans. I am happy with the progress I have made and plan to continue drawing mandalas (at least) until I get to my goal of 100!
Have a beautiful day!