Today we're headed back to 2012 and the first time I participated in Art Every Day Month or AEDM. Here is the post and again, it's from the days I had a lousy camera. It was the year I used my take on Ecclesiastes 3:17, or for those who are not familiar with the bible verse, it is also a song called "Turn, Turn, Turn," written by Pete Seeger and sung by The Byrds.
This is the final day for Art Every Day Month. I have never participated in this month long event before, and it was a genuine challenge. One of the things I tried to do this month was create a mix of posts that highlighted what I do on this blog.
Then I took you to a shop that sells adorable art. I even dropped off clothing for breast cancer survivors while I was there.
It was about that time (no pun intended) I decided to have a theme for every post during AED month. The theme actually came from a page in my TIME altered book.
These are the words as sung by The Byrds, and written by Pete Seeger. The words were taken from the book of Ecclesiastics, which I also copied on the opposing page, and the wording is exact, except for the last line: "a time for peace, I swear it's not too late." This line and the title phrase "Turn! Turn! Turn!" are the only parts of the lyrics written by Seeger.
In true Seeger fashion, I used some of the words from the song (and the Bible verse) in my daily posts, but made up many of my titles to fit the post of the day.
I began this time honored journey by working with a wood block and joint compound. Unfortunately, I've not had time to complete this piece, but it is still on my to-do list of things to finish before Christmas, since it's an intended Christmas gift.
Then I made a mess working with CitraSolv and National Geographic magazines.
Next it was off to spend several days dyeing fabric in different ways. Hand dyed fabric is one of the things I love to make.
Of course, when I tried to use some of that same fabric to make a quiltlet, I didn't fare as well. It seems I'm better at dyeing fabric than using it!
Then we visited the garden, where I cut my herbs back for the winter. Later in the month, I had out of town guests who got to savor several of my herbs in dishes I prepared over the week they were here.
Then it was into my studio to prime some wood houses and prepare a post that showed the last of my students homework.
Next it was off to write a book review, and rant about Blogger.
Then I spent time in my basement studio where I started my Christmas cards and sorted my art journal pages.
While entertaining out of town guests over the long Thanksgiving weekend, I created this quiltlet.
Also over the Thanksgiving weekend, I created the cover for my latest altered book, making it the final of 20 free AB lessons I taught every two weeks on this very blog. (Ed note: this was taken outside on a sunny day and was the best photo I could get with my old camera)
After Thanksgiving, I joined Roni's Ink Stains Altered Altoid Tin Blog Hop by creating this assemblage using a tin I won and promised to alter.
With only two holiday guests left to entertain, I decorated my home for Christmas.
Then, as my final guests were about to leave, they surprised me with this incredible plant. Talk about thrilled!
Toward the end of the month, I painted some fabric using a Twirl-O-Paint machine.
Then I put my organization skills to the test when I attempted to get a handle on this fabric mess I created.
Just to show you how rotten my old camera was and how much I love this one, while I was in the basement last night, I took a picture of my rocking horse assemblage I made for the cover of my Rocking Horse Altered Book. Looks like I didn't get the tea tag in the photo, but I assure you, it is still attached to the horse's mouth.
Now it's your turn to add your Second on the 2nd post. The rules are quite simple and everyone is welcome to join this fun look back. All you have to do is bring back a post that you are especially proud of, or possibly one you shared before anyone knew your blog existed. Anything you choose is acceptable, any subject, any genre. Then link below (direct links only, please). Once you link, Bleubeard and I, along with other Second Look participants will be by to visit.
Please be aware this link is only open for five days, so it's best to post sometime on the 2nd.
This is Day 2 of AEDM, 2016.