Y’all cracked me up, thinking that my oldest daughter was giving me a new grandbaby for Christmas. NOT!!
She gave me was a gift but….well, you know how sometimes someone gives you a gift that they are just positive you will L.O.V.E but the truth of the matter is you HATE it? That’s what happened here.
I just don’t think you buy someone an art piece unless you know it’s from an artist they love or it is very much their colors and style. This gift from my daughter, *sigh*, it is totally NOT me…at all. It’s a 3 dimensional piece that was mass manufactured and is meant to resemble the two angels that seem to be everywhere. Its done in gilded gold with a HUGE mirrored and floral accented frame in gold. Not my style in the least.
Seriously, it is gag-worthy.
But hey, I faked it. I smiled and fawned over it, just as any good mother would do but OMG, it’s horrid. I just can’t see where she got the idea that I would like this monstrosity. I guess the one good point is that it is not a new grandbaby. lol
Anyway, I have to say that I’m glad the holidays are over for the most part…I don’t count New Years as part of the holidays since we tend to spend it quietly at home…and life is slowly getting back to normal.
I’ve been doing lots of healing work in my journal. I love that I am finding such healing and this amazing steadying power through art journaling. I wish I had known years ago how much I could grow and learn and heal through this wonderful art practice.
I gave myself a Christmas present, too. I’m taking the wonderful Kelly Kilmer’s A Life Made by Hand workshop. Kelly is an amazing artist (and an amazing woman, I might add) and I’ve never been able to take a workshop from her in person, so this is the next best thing. YAY!
I can’t wait to get started. Class runs from January 1st through June 30, 2010 for $50 (that’s about $8 a month! $ 0.28 a day!) If you are interested, and you really should be!, click the link above and join us…it’s going to be fantasmagoric!
As for my pages here, I was just doing some soul spilling on that last one. Pfft, who am I kidding? Most every journal page/spread I do is really just me spilling my soul onto the page(s). It’s what makes me feel better and lifts the weight of worry, pain, and thoughts off my shoulders.
Now, to figure out what to do with this gaudy picture the oldest daughter bestowed on me. Ugh! lol
Peace & Love,