Saturday, November 30, 2013
Some of you have visited every day, or nearly every day this month, so a final wrap-up is in order.
As you may recall, on Day 1, I showed both my completed October and blank November calendar pages. In just a few hours, my November calendar will be completed and on my blog.
For Day 2, I showed a different kind of wrap-up. I wrapped my Mexican sage into bundles so they could dry into smudge wands.
On Day 3, we in the US set our clocks back, as I did the one in my kitchen.
Days 4 and 11 were spent making nature inspired Mandalas for Mandala Monday.
I hosted four T Tuesdays, which were on Days 5, 12, 19, and 26.
On Day 6, I took you to Paris, via my 7 Continents Altered Book.
Many of you suffered along with me on my nearly daily journey of painting, inking, swiping, spritzing, masking, stenciling, cutting, and decorating file folders that were turned into Christmas gifts, which I did on Days 7, 10, 13, 14, 21, 22, and 25.
On Day 8, I joined Friday Smiles with several calendar pages I created for my desk for 2014. Of course my model was the extremely handsome Bleubeard.
I spent Day 9 fighting wind and rain while cleaning my herb garden and preparing it for winter. I later cleaned my "Flower Bed" over the Days 9 and 10 weekend, but only showed it as part of Day 11 Mandala Monday.
Days 1 through 14 have now been accounted for, so it's time to skip ahead. On Day 15, I was tired of working on File Folders and did a bit of sewing scrapbook pages for a friend.
On Day 16 I started a collographic plate, which took two more days (Days 17 and 18) to present a completed project.
Day 20 arrived not too long before my dear friend Kathy did. Since I had no time to make tangible art, I put my camera to the test and shot photos of others' art as we made our way to lunch.
After cleaning most of Day 23, I potted a pineapple top.
I followed that on Day 24 with a spread in my collage inspired altered book I called Flower Power.
Continuing my use of recycled materials, I covered some CDs on Day 27.
I celebrated Thanksgiving on Day 28, when I revisited my collage inspired altered book in order to Give Thanks.
During the month of November, I read a mystery called A Puzzle in a Pear Tree. Per our Artful Readers Club (ARC), I reviewed the book, then made the above artwork on Day 29 as part of the review. Note also, I used a print from my home made collographic plate as part of the art.
For my final day (Day 30), I created a small work I originally intended to be a quiltlet, but decided to turn into part of a scrappy journal cover, instead. In case you missed it, I used some of my snow dyed fabric I created earlier this year.