As an art teacher for almost 30 years and nearing retirement from that career I decided to embark on a new adventure that combines many of my interests. I am blessed to be able to carry over my people and organizational skills as an educator along with my love of design and architecture. Finding my clients their home sweet home is a very gratifying feeling.
Here is a cute little vintage New Year's card. This is part of my Keep the Spirit of Christmas Alive endeavor. At church today that was the sermon and I think it is a great idea. During the holidays everyone is happy and wishes others well. Wouldn't it be nice if those feelings could continue throughout the year. Here is just a little bit of happiness. Look for my little gifts of love throughout the year.
Here is my final journal page for the AJC 2010 journey. I reflected back on some of the fun times with my family from the last year and combined them to create this page. It's nice to look back, but the future beckens.
I hope that you and your families had a wonderful day. We enjoyed a quiet day with the kids. We managed to sleep in a little. Having older children has it's advantages! After a yummy breakfast made by my honey, we opened gifts and the kids proceeded to enjoy their new things. Later we feasted on ham and trimmings joined by our oldest daughter and her boyfriend. All in all, a beautiful day for the Lord's birthday.
First, Merry Christmas to everyone! As I wonder at the true reason for the season-the birth of our Lord & Savior Jesus I remembered these tiny nativities that my sister and I had as children. It always had a special place in our rooms. They were some of my favorite things about the season. I loved the bright colors, the angel on top and of course, the glitter. May your Christmas holiday be full of the simple joys of family, friends, love, faith, and laughter.
Well, it appears that the day has finally come. Today we had our last visit to Santa. The twins are eleven and just teetering on the edge of believing. It was kind of bittersweet to have such a long standing tradition end. We have always headed over to Utica Square to visit Santa. Even when we lived out of state we would always come home for Christmas and a visit to Utica Square was always something we did. So today the tradition ends with a cold wait and cocoa and coffee from Starbucks.
Here is an invitation for all you altered art friends to join me in a cool online art journal quest this year.
It is hosted/created by Tangie Baxter over at www.scrapbookgraphics.com . I think it will be a great experience.
This is my cover for the 2011 expedition. I can't wait to pack a suitcase and begin the adventure.
I have just made my first journal page for the 2010 Art Journal Caravan hosted and created by Tangie Baxter of ScrapbookGraphics.com It is so very sad that I put off doing any pages until now! But it is almost a new year and I am aspiring to be more attentive to my creative side. Not to mention, more disciplined about making and posting the art.
I would have never thought school would have been out for wind chill, but here we are for day two of below zero wind chills. At least it is giving me reason to write in my blog! Later I will work on my Christmas scrapbook! I have the photos all in and arranged, but now I need to add some lettering and elements. Oh, I almost forgot-ribbons & buttons!