I'm a sucker for a good challenge and this one had my name on it from the time I saw it on Donna's blog. Darcy at Art and Sole is having her yearly art challenge and I've decided to join in. After seeing how some people created their altered postcards from Darcy's challenge last year, I kicked myself for not joining. This year will be different.
Darcy challenged us to read a book each month for 12 months, then make a piece of art that reminded us in some way of the book.
Then I reread Darcy's FAQs and decided, even though I had never actually "READ" Scraps, I had perused it. It was not fair to start with a book I had already seen inside before we started. So, before we start, I will pick a mystery novel, possibly from the library, and I will show it at the end of the month when I read my first book. As for my first ARC entry, I decided I would begin with Decorative Stamping, because any long term reader of my blog knows I don't stamp, and when I do, I usually make a mess of things.
Now I'm off to drink my hot chocolate before it gets cold. What's that, you ask? What is my cup sitting on? It's the deconstructed board I will use at some point to make a piece of art to accompany my monthly book review. I have no idea at this point when that will be, but remember that in addition to reading a book each month, I must also create a piece of art that in some way reflects the book I've read. So why not join me for something warm today (unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere, where iced drinks are in vogue), pick out a few books, and join Darcy's ARC, which is short for Artful Readers Club. To learn all the specifics, please visit here.