I gotta admit, I am super stoked about 2009 being over. It was a tumultuous year with extreme ups and downs and I need stability like you wouldn't believe. So bring it on 2010! My character has been strengthened, my wisdom has grown and I know myself better then ever before. How about you? Did you make any resolutions for your new year? I am still deciding on mine.....
Guess what I received in the mail from the ad team at Somerset Studios?
Their new 2010 art calender! Oh, and is it bee-ut-tee-fullllll! With some of my favorite mixed media artists like Misty Mawn (on the cover) Vanessa Valencia, Lynn Perrella and Kristen Robinson, this was such a lovely surprise and much needed as I have to have a certain kind of calender in order to stay on top of things. I learned this about myself when my little Matsuke gave me a stunning calender from her trip to Italy filled with antique maps. I spent tons of time looking at it but it didn't have any American holidays and that is evidently how I keep track of my days; in direct correlation to the months special day of celebrating.
You can get your own special art calender here. It is not available at newsstands. Enjoy!
I have a year long project coming up. It is self imposed. Each month I am focusing on a word that has tremendous meaning to me. I mediate (um, that's my deep and profund way of saying that I search online through google until I find something that jives) on the word and decide what symbol the word conveys. I then figure out how to sculpt it in clay, give it an antique wash, seal it and demonstrate a jewelry project that you can use it in. I wanted to have it ready today, the first day of the new year, but the light is not cooperating with me. So maybe tomorrow night.
Check back soon!