I celebrated the holidays with my art friends tonight. We had crab dip, cheese spread, cookies, peppermint bark, and cherry wine, all enjoyed in the work room of our local Archivers. That's right, folks, drinking and eating and laughing, surrounded by a store full of paper and art supplies. Absolute female porn. We had a blast. We always do, but it was extra special tonight because the holiday season is here and everyone seemed a bit happier, a bit more festive. It's been a difficult year for many of us, myself included. Job loss and/or hating the job you have, family worries, dreams on hold, and the general uncertainties that come with being human. But once a month we get together for a few hours and enjoy each other's company and support. We are a group of strong, creative women. We have our own unique stories, our own wounds and scars, our own joys that help keep hope alive. We share our souls through the art we create and for that I am so very grateful. The talent and compassion in our circle is mind boggling and I love every one of these amazing women. It was an excellent night.
I'm almost done with another custom journal and I hope to send it off to Texas within the week ~ I'll post photos when it's complete. I've also been working on family gifts, but no photos until after Christmas, which will be here VERY soon. 2 more December classes at C3 with more to come in 2011, my daughter will be here for Christmas, and my baby boy turns 24 at the end of the month. Whew. No wonder I'm exhausted. Now if I can just remember to BREATHE.
I'm sharing photos of my new favorite accessory: Kat Baby. Some people think it's creepy (my entire family) but I think it ROCKS. I change the foliage with the season and its lovely little face always makes me smile. Take a look at Plants on the Brain on Etsy; I LOVE her work and you may, too.
|Kat Baby, my chartreuse feline/human friend.|