Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sharing ART with the chickies and rooster

Today's the last day of the Canadian Chickies, Chickie Journal Swap. On Saturday, the Edmonton-area Chickies (and token Rooster) will be getting together over Pumpkin Lattes to do a live swap. I'm very excited because I can't wait to see what everyone has created over the past few months. There WILL be photos forthcoming.
Besides, after this swap is over, we can start discussing what to do for a Christmas swap. That's right, the weather is cooling, and Christmas isn't really that far away, is it?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September Song

Willie Nelson's rendition of September Song
is running through my head ...

So what's new with me? It's September 22nd, and this whole month's been a blur. Between driving Zach to Celsius' The Tempest and Citadel (artistic director's 10th anniversary celebration) rehearsals, to our 4th annual mystery party, to helping out with fund raising for David's Concert Choir trip to the UK ~ well, let's just say it's been crazy. Besides "everyday" occurrences, my mother hasn't been well since July, so I've been spending time with her ~ trying to get her to eat etc.

Although our garden was pathetic this year, my brother who always grows the most amazing garden, recently invited me out to his place and "pick beans". He gave me a lot more than a few beans, so we've been enjoying fresh stir fries and tomatoes! (mmm .. homegrown tomatoes ... always reminds me of this old song!) over the past few weeks.
Oh! Oh! ... I found another chair to paint! Here's a photo of it "before". Now if things can just slow down a bit, I can get to paint it.

September Song

Maxwell Anderson (1888-1958)
Oh it's a long long while
from May to December
But the days grow short
when you reach September
When the autumn weather
turns leaves to flame
One hasn't got time
for the waiting game
Oh the days dwindle down
to a precious few
and these few precious days
I'll spend with you
These precious days
I'll spend with you

flickr photo by P.J. McAdie

Sunday, September 06, 2009

ART Journal frenzy!

It seems like I haven't been very motivated, artistically speaking, this summer. But good news! I finally got down to the serious business of working on my Chickie Journal yesterday. Fellow Canadian Chickie, Brittni joined me. She's creating a Rooster Journal for Josh. It was motivating to have someone else working on the project the same time as I was.

Look at our workspace! You can tell we got some play done here, eh?

September 30th is our deadline to have these journals all prepped and ready to give to our swapping partners. Once swapped, these journals will be ready to put doodles, thoughts, clippings, collages, grocery lists ~ whatever ~ and will become treasures to hold dear.