Graphite on Bristol Smooth

(This is from a photo taken by Aleksandra Freeman and is a practice in drawing water)

     I hope this finds everyone excited about a fresh clean slate and a new year filled with endless possibilities of creativity and trying new things.  I know I am!  I have some personal resolutions, but I also have some creative resolutions too:)  We are in the process of redecorating our house and I want to fill it with art, but not necessarily drawings.  So I want to try paper mosaics, collages, decoupage and large abstracts.  I also have a ton of polymer clay and I want to find a use for that (besides jewelry), but  I also want to make some jewelry for myself (which I never do).  And last but not least, I want to learn how to sew and refashion clothes. 

     What you may not know about me is that I love thrift stores!  I had a love for  thrift stores when they were considered 2nd hand crap and before the word “vintage” was coined to make used clothes sound cool and acceptable.  I find such pretty things there sometimes, but usually there is something weird added to it, the length or a cut to the clothing that dates the piece and I want to learn how to change it up and make it a little more modern.  I know about now if  David’s mom and sister are reading this they are either shaking their head or laughing, because they know that I can’t sew and when I try it leads to a tirade of foul language and frustration.   I will probably be emailing them lots of questions, lol.  I already have my sewing machine set up in the guest bedroom though, and I’m ready to roll…So get ready Mrs. Ottaway and Vicki, because I’m going to try to make curtains too!!!

   This sounds like alot to take on, but I am only committing to one item of each kind on my list.  I think that should be pretty do-able.  So what creative plans do you have for the New Year?

   Be Well and Happy!


5 thoughts on “HAPPY NEW YEAR…

  1. OK, first of all, I though that was a black and white PHOTOGRAPH! WE happen to know that you are extremely talented and can do anything you want so go for it! But if you ever need a bit of sewing help, just call!

    PS Sent you a package today. Let me know when you get it….I forgot to include a note about the contents!

  2. Love the swan and you did brilliantly with that water.
    Well what a list, I haven’t made one I confess and now I feel quite dull, LOL. I do have a couple of projects in my head though, does that count?
    Your list sounds lovely, I have always gathered up bits and pieces from antique stores and flea markets throughout time….but I hoard them. Well I used to until I moved house three times in as many years! You could use your polymer clay for the mosaics.

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