January 08, 2005

first art of the year

I made my first art of the year today. Postcards for the monthly postcard exchange I am in. I find that having to make 5 postcards a month helps bring me to the craft room and sets the creative wheels in motion. Well thats what it is supposed to do :)
I'm currently listening to Bronwen David and her wonderful album Moonstruck. Its howling a gale outside, we have major structural damage in the village but we were lucky and just lost 2 fence panels plus several panes of glass from the greenhouse.
Until I figure out how to add pictures to my blog they can be viewed at my picturetrail
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?username=ambermoggie

I want to make a series of Zaftig dolls (Zaftig - big buxom women) I envisage them as friendly, joyous females full of the joy of living.
A positive icon to help during the blues of winter

January 03, 2005

after new year blues and darkness

this time of year the sun barely shows. Its dark until 9ish and then dark again after 3. The days lengthen by 2 minutes each day but doesn't show yet. Its snuggle in time, don't get up til late and nest rather than go out. Nesting- a need to move things around, clean up, paint and generally change the home around. Anything to stave off the darkness

January 01, 2005

first day of a new year and a new blog

well new year brought new ideas and I finally decided to make my first blog. Cat thoughts and ideas. Art I've done and what ever else comes to mind.First piece of art of the new year was a postcard for a friend in US