This year’s journal is about filled and I’m starting to play in my 2012 art/life journal.
Sometimes the simplest of acts can remind us of the most basic of art principles…. I’ve been carving stamps and using the pages of my journal to test drive them. The other night, without much thought, I put a watercolor wash over a page of stamped designs and was hit between the eyes with the “old rule” of using a wash to tie subjects together.
I love it when that happens.
We can take something we know about art, or life, for granted and one day we are reminded of how a simple act can tie things together for us….this is a good time of year to take stock of the many blessings we all take for granted and how it is, usually, the simple things that make the biggest difference.
We have the whole family at our house on Christmas Eve, close to thirty people by the time the night is over. It is a wonderful, wild, noisy time…we eat, we laugh and we are reminded of how much we love each other!
It is my hope that your Christmas is full of love for those who mean the most to you. Merry Christmas!