Oh what a glorious vacation I have had! Many long days spent crafting and tangling. Too cold to go anywhere, so pajamas were just fine. Hot cocoa. Like I said glorious. But all good things must come to an end. Today is my last day of vacation . . . maybe. We are facing some rather bitter cold in the morning and possibly some snow or ice. It is possible my days may get increased by one or even two. Our school system is very cautious about transporting children in bad weather. I am glad for that.
Every Inchie Monday is off and running for 2014. The first word of the new year is "alice blue". Am I the only person who did not have a clue what this meant? So I went off to my good friend google and saw some pictures of shades of blue, Alice in Wonderland's dress, and a variety of other things that I question how they relate. So what to do? What else? Draw. I did a tangle I am fond of and used every blue pencil, marker and gel pen I had. Is this a good "alice blue"? I haven't a clue. But it is blue. And it is pretty. So I guess it will have to do. I am anxious to see all the other interpretations of alice blue.
Blue Twig Studio has a monthly ATC swap. Well, sort of a swap. I enter one ATC based on a theme and have the possibility to "win" all the entries in a drawing. The theme for January is "maps". If you are interested in participating go over to the link and check it out. You only have to do one card. So that isn't too hard. I cut up an atlas showing Greensboro, North Carolina (the city nearest my very small hometown). Then I tangled on another atc card a top and bottom. Cut those out and glued them onto my map. Last I put a gem onto Greensboro. This was fun. Now I just hope I win!
I am getting involved in an art journal group, Journal 52. They are going to give prompts each week and suggestions for what to put on the page. I am not a "free and easy" style of artist. I overplan. Collage is not my usual thing. But I admire the looks of those things. I also think that an art journal would be fun. The group is very supportive and friendly. Check it out if you are interested in that sort of thing. I will post my pages here as I complete them . . . maybe. If I am happy with them.
I hope you have a wonderful week and are not too blasted by arctic type cold. Wishing you lots of blessings coming your way!