Thursday, January 10, 2008

Solstice and Christmas Landscapes

A New Year of Art

It certainly has been awhile since I posted. The past two months have zipped by much too quickly. The art/craft shows I participated in went well. I didn't sell as many ornaments as I had hoped, but my earrings went like gang busters. Next year I think I'll make calendars, everyone needs those.

The holidays were quiet and white. I had my very first white Christmas ever. Granted, it didn't snow on Christmas, only Christmas Eve, but it did hang around for for the big day. AND....we've had snow on the ground in some kind since then. I'm getting really tired of it and it looks like there may be more coming. Since I've lived here (17 years) we've never had this many days of snow. I have some great pictures of Solstice and Christmas snowy landscapes. I'll put those up on the next post.

I'm oh-so-slowly getting the house organized for art and dustlessness. (I HATE, detest, cannot stand doing any kind of housework, so this cleaning thing is hard.) I'm finding it difficult to get movtivated when all I want to do is hibernate. And I don't seem to be in an arty mood either. It might be the winter doldrums. I'll just have to wait for them to pass, I guess. There are 6 books looking me in the face pleading to be read, perhaps I should just ignore the house and get between the pages. A yummy cup of tea, a roaring fire and a good book(s) will fit the bill this season.

Books to read:
Leonard Shlain's -
Art & Physics
The Alphabet Versus The Goddess
Sex, Time and Power

Michael Scott's -
The Alchemyst

Lorna Landvik's -
Patty Jane's House of Curl

Bill O'Reilly's -
Culture Warrior