To truly be an illuminated box I should probably put gold leaf on it. I may do that yet. Here is the storage box for our queen bed sheets!
I finished 2 more pieces for the Eco Squared exhibit. One has a quote that shares a place of prominence for this year with the Wordsworth quote in my last post.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou
Seed of life mandala
For sale and on exhibit at Hatch Art House in Madison WI for the month of January.
I have completed the illustration for the next coloring club. It will be on Thursday, June 18th.
Also, I am participating in an art contest that consists of Refurbishing a piece of thrift store art provided by the gallery. There were a few pieces to choose from and here is my selection.
I plan to decorate it with mandalas with a Tree of Life mandala as the centerpiece. There will be flower mandalas and perhaps a partial sun mandala as well. I kind of envision it as a dream that the girl is having. Here is the beginning of those works.
I have also been getting something of a refurb myself. Last week I got new glasses that have prisms ground up in the lenses. They are helping with some of the vision problems I have been having. Overall my eyes are doing ok at this point and big concerns have been put to rest for the present. Yesterday I went my first Botox treatment for my migraines. It is too early to tell if that will be successful, but I am hoping for some pain free days ahead.
My younger son will graduate from high school on Sunday and we have family coming to stay from out of town. Only a few people come to the ceremony, so we will be having a large celebration in a few weeks that lots of people are planning to attend. As you can see, I have been rather busy and will be in the next few weeks as well. I will let you see how the refurbished art turns out – I think this is a really promising method of including recycling into my art. I continue to write in my gratitude journal, but it hasn’t been as artistic as usual lately. Until then, may you find peace and happiness in your days.
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/.
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