When I was a young thing living in San Francisco a long time ago, I thought it would be fun, neat, and so very cool to be a street artist. Alas, I was no artist nor a crafter of pottery, jewelry, candles, hand sewn clothing, or other items that I thought I would like to make and sell. Still, a young thing can dream. Okay, fantasize.
Four decades later I am finally exploring that artsy-craftsy part of me. Some of you already know I like to take photos. And, last year, I threw caution to the wind and illustrated my stories during the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. That was very scary. Drawing, that is. Here's an example of my new found artistry.
Last week, I decided to doodle a daily calendar. Storybeader at Stroll Through Storyland planted the seed in my head when I read her post about calendars. Then, Tony, a photographer/artist friend from my young-thing days, shared a doodle page from his art journal on his blog. That clenched it for me. So, for now, I'm reminding myself what the date is with a doodle.
Making CardsOne of the blogs I regularly follow is BB Creations by BB, aka Birgit. She makes the most awesome one-of-a-kind greeting cards that she showcases on her blog with an explanation of how she made them. Her enthusiasm and sense of humor always gets me wanting to make a card after a visit. The last time, I even noted on my daily calendar to make valentines. See, once I write something down, I may do it.
Well, I didn't make a bunch of valentines. I made one, a 3-D one, too. Whoo-hoo! The valentine was for the Husband. He even watched me go at it. I had a great time drawing, painting, cutting, and taping. I was in zen.
Will I do more? This may be the year I finally make individual Christmas cards for our family and friends. We shall see.