Although I made art in January, I also joined this Grow Your Blog party. Even though a few of you saw this post, I encourage those of you who didn't to please take a look at it, because it showcases some of my very old work as well as my newer art.
I created for Chinese New Year.
Many of you watched as I struggled to finish this Kings and Queens altered book I created and worked on for over six weeks for my friend Kathy's birthday. Thankfully I finished it with time to spare.
Most know I recycle, reuse, or repurpose during the month of April.
Granted, I breathed new life into bent spoons used in necklaces, and keys I bent for hooks. But I believe these were my favorite recycled pieces. They certainly were snapped up quickly by friends as soon as I added pin backs.
In looking back over my May posts, I noticed many deal with my gardens. So I chose this fun piece I created for Journal 52, where the prompt was "good advice."
Summer of Color started in June, and this is one of the pieces I made based on the color prompt I was given. I was saddened that this was the final year of this fun venture, but glad I got to participate in it for four years, at least.
I also took part in ICAD or index card a day, where I didn't follow the prompts, but stuck with sewing, stamping, stapling, and spray mists, using scraps for all 61 days. No glue was used, and even my "index" cards were cut from used file folders.
Part of July was spent out of the studio looking for items that needed to be photographed. I ended up getting all of them, some very creatively, as well as the three alternates.
In August, Sally and I went to the zoo twice. The first time we rode the tram. The second time we walked. It was also at that time that Sally bought a year's membership to the zoo.
September saw me working in my 7 Continents altered book, and helping my friend Sally clean out her garage.
One of the pieces I enjoyed making was this "house dress," an architectural play on words for Art Journal Journey. I created it in my Houses altered book.
November was all about Art Every Day Month or AEDM. Here is everything I created for AEDM.
As egotistical as it may seem, I spent a LOT of time showing my decorated home in December.
I seem to also have spent a lot of time at Art Journal Journey where Valerie, December's host, asked for collage with journaling. It looks like I had 10 entries this month, some of which I shared with Moo-Mania and More where the challenge theme was Christmas. Since I love how Valerie shows all her entries at the end of the month, I thought I would share mine, too. Feel free to click to enlarge.
I hope you enjoyed this look back at some of my favorite moments from 2015. Thanks, too for your visit and incredibly supportive comments.
And I hope you'll join me for a second look on the 2nd, where you share a post that you are especially proud of, or one you posted before anyone knew about your blog. Second on the 2nd turns ONE that day.