New Stuff in November and December

These past couple of month have been a complete change from the past year.  I lost my 88 year old client to Alheimzers who lived 75 miles from me.  So my dear client and comute is over, which is sad in so many ways. In spite of the comute I was able to bring my computer and art supplies therefore stay active on the internet and keep creating for the three days I was there.

I have a new client who will be 90 years old in 2010, who is in good health and a joy in her own right.  She only lives 15 miles from me but alas, no internet connection or space for me to create art.

So I'm back to a very lopsided exsistance, 3 days with no internet or art and then 4 days off.  I'm having to deal with art and internet withdrawal!  And of course tis the season to be busy, busy, busy! 

All these pages are from my composition book that I got from Walmart for $1.29.  I love that I don't have to worry, just have fun and total paints....priceless fun!

I snagged some really old MS. (1973) magazines from the library free box.  I was amazed at the content of some of the articles, some of the issues are still the same.  I get the old saying the more things change the more they stay the same.  Beats me!

As always....having Gratitude!  A wonderful thing!  I was quite inspired by Melody Beattie when she said; "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusioninto clarity.  It can turn a meal into feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sence of our past, and brings Peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow". This quote fit my background of a sunburst like center and worked with all the "turns" in the saying.

In an effort to keep on track and stay healthy I found a book entitled Stephen Biesty's Incredible Body.  The illustrations are whimical and quite detailed.  Based on the idea that we have these wonderful "teams" that make the body work.  I used the mouth to represent WHAT GOES IN!  I hope that you can see the wonderful artisry.
I have some backgrounds that I'm still working on and some that I've started to collage.  I also had this bright idea of date stamping the spread with all the dates that I've worked on a spread, still wondering about that!

I do have some more to post but need to adjust for vertical or landscape....see you later!