• Welcome to My Creative Year!

    Thanks so much for coming to see what I've been up to. I'm in the midst of a self-challenge to *create* for a year straight. I needed something to fill a weird void I was feeling, and exploring different styles of art and creativity seems to fit the bill! So, Welcome! I'm glad you've come for a visit...
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  • 2010 Creative Goals

    *Make more aprons
    *Make a coffee cup cozy for me!
    *Make a mug cozy
    *Alter a book – completely, with highlights from each month of 2010.
    *Journal more.
    *Pin Cushions!
    *A needle keeper too.
    *Produce bags.
    *Muslin sacks for bulk items like seeds and nuts and rice and such, too.
    *Re-usable sandwich wraps.
    *Budget envelopes.
    *Learn to crochet and knit.
    *Continue embroidering and get better at it.
    *Take more pictures.
    *Learning to sprout wheat
    *Learn to make my own bread with sprouted grain
    *Learn to make mead and wine
    *Learn to make cheese and yogurt from scratch.
    *Experiment with grinding my own grains
    *Do more canning

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My creative year: A good start…

I saw an article on another blog, can’t remember which one, but it talked about making Groundhog Day Resolutions. We all know about New Year’s resolutions – but Groundhog Day? Hmmm… Okay – who says I can’t?

So my Groundhog Day Resolution (which has actually been in the works for over two weeks already) is to create one piece of artwork each week until February 1, 2010. So, theoretically by next Groundhog Day I should have 52 pieces of original artwork created by Moi!

My original attempt ended up in the trash bin the other day. It was my first try at an altered book. But I chose the wrong kind of book, with pages that were too thin, and then I just globbed glue on it with reckless abandon. Well, I’m sure you can guess the outcome. Which is why it’s in the trash bin. Started another book. I’m taking it slowly and carefully this time, and it seems to be going better. Plus the book wasn’t nearly as thick, and the pages not nearly as thin. I have good feelings about it.

My piece of art that I created this weekend – which is technically the first completely finished piece of art for My Creative Year – was a collage. I took a beautiful frame that I found in a discount store, pasted a bunch of wine labels on a canvas, embellished it with some scrap booking transparencies and other goodies, flopped it in the frame and attached wine corks and glass beads strung on metal wire to the frame. Oh – and a swizzle stick from the Hotel Monteleone. I have pictures on my home computer – I’ll post them when I get home.

So here begins My Creative Year – otherwise known as my Year of Living Creatively.


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