Thursday, December 31, 2015
Reflections on the Year
I was also hosting Christmas Eve again this year. For 13. I decided to do spaghetti again-it's easy and everyone liked it last year. I also decided (in between 5 million trips to grocery stores/errands/shopping) that i needed to move furniture around so we could fit two tables in the living room and all sit together.
I found "chalkboard" table clothes at walmart. I made mini menu's for each place. I did my seating "cards" with my vintage anagrams/scrabble tiles. Chalk on the tables, Christmas dishes-candles-you get the picture.
I hope so because i forgot to take a single picture. It was down to the wire getting it all ready in time and when the first person showed up, I totally forget to get a shot before everyone got here. Oh well. Food was good, played a movie trivia game (i had the cards on the tables) and opened gifts. The nephews and niece played blackjack. Addie (8) won. :)
I shoved a bunch of stuff into my art room so the house would be in order. Now comes the time that I must head into said room and start back on the task of getting it in order so that i can actually create in there again. I stopped doing anything in there when i got hooked on my sewing. So my goal will now be to put the room in order for real this time.
I started thinking back on the year and what art i have done. I realized that I did no journaling, no mixed media that i can think of-it was just sewing. I also worked on the room a bit-moving stuff around a lot. This year i want to do better. I still have sewing projects i want to do. I want to get back to my art journal. I really wish i could concentrate on one real medium...fabric/sewing/books are where i lean right now. Maybe that is what i will concentrate on in the new year. I also signed up for some online classes that I need to finish or even watch. No more until those get my attention.
So here is hoping for a more artful year for me-and anyone else who is so inclined.
Happy New Year!