my first attempt at my December commitment: a menorah (for Caitlyn)
paper bag, sharpee, colored pencils, mounted on 80# cardstock
I started my creative commitment for December yesterday. I have NEVER allowed myself to do something quite like this before. I have always wanted to take the time to make holiday gifts and never allowed myself the time. My husband, being a builder and craftsman has (while I've incorporated my design or ideas) but I've never used my own hands. So, instead of a visual arts practice, this time, I am going to get a bit crafty (who would have thought?). This is really pushing the envelope for me. I have NEVER considered myself "able" here. Who knows? It may or may not work. But I am going to try.
For the month of November, I committed to a visual journal. This was probably the most difficult commitment I've made so far. I have tried to do visual journals in the past. The one that really took off was THIS one. I consistently worked on it over an entire summer on the shores of Lake Superior. I really felt like this one carried a consistent thread of material. All the others I have started and I haven't finished. This time, in November, I completed 30 entries. I am not sure if I'll continue or if I do, how it will evolve.
a tall order, entry #25 in my visual journal this past month
they didn't understand. she wasn't from here.
If you are creating your own gifts this holiday, I'd love to hear from you and exchange ideas.
Until tomorrow's post....