Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Artist Trading Card swap: "Sweet Tooth" theme
In between preparing 2009 taxes and college financial aid papers, I made some original art to trade with friends. These cards will be heading to Canada where the hostess for this project will scatter them far and wide to other traders. I will then receive several Sweet Tooth cards in return, but the fun part is waiting for them to arrive in the mailbox--you never know whose work you will receive. :D
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Two of my favorite quotes...
Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings. ~Hugo
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. ~ Thoreau
Let's see how 2010 works itself out... always keeping mindful of the simple--those things that promote peace, love, and good health. Each second is a gift.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Hot tea, incense, Rachmaninov No. 3, and an afternoon of sketching. Doesn't get much better than that! Ink, gouache, colored pencils in my small regular moleskine.
Sketching for me is like breathing chocolate air.... mmmmmmmm.
Sunday, January 03, 2010
On December 13th, we entered our first 5K race. Caitlin planned on a walk/run with her girlfriend, and Jeff and I were determined to run the entire course and at least finish without medical intervention. :) We followed the Couch to 5K program on the active.com website for about 9 weeks and were happy with the progression of endurance as the weeks went by. :) I'm happy to report that all three of us placed "third" in each of our age categories at this event. It was a fun goal to set and reach, especially at our age and never having run before--the cute little plaque commemorating the grueling effort was an added bonus! LOL
Saturday, January 02, 2010
According to European folklore, chicory is believed to be able to open locked doors. Interesting. A wild roadside plant; such a pretty shade of blue--wild and powerful apparently. ;)
Ink and gouache in my small moleskine.