Better late than never, Happy 2018 to One & All... The New Year is traditionally marked for new beginnings... putting away the past and reaching toward those hope filled days that lie ahead! I'm really not one to make New Year's Resolutions and this year is no exception... there's something about that word resolution that conjures up a feeling of too much pressure to succeed... I learned years ago that it's far too disappointing after making a heartfelt "declaration of intent" to only discover yourself falling short of your goal far quicker than you could have ever imagined! Age has taught me one very freeing lesson... at this stage, I definitely prefer flexibility in my day to day life... no big resolutions for this old gal... things may or may not happen as planned but I will adapt & keep on going without using that ugly word... failure!!
Let's get down to business & focus on my favorite word... ART!
Today's Show & Tell is a little project that I worked on for an AFA Swap titled Calm after the Holidays... we were each assigned a fellow artist and became their Secret New Year Santa! After finding out who would be receiving my gifts, I set out to create items that I hoped would not only please her but showcase my style of ART as well!
(Since my partner has received her package, my post will not ruin the surprise!)
Below are photos of what I came up with...
| Top: Mini Janoodle Canvas w/Easel - R: Beaded Amulet Bag|
L: Lester the Jester porcelain sculpture & beads w/wire & glass beads
Below... Lester's closeup before embellishment and hanging after
Thank you for stopping by, until next time...
Blessings for an ART filled New Year!!