When I first began blogging I was so excited about the wonderful groups and artists/people out there and joined a lot !
I try very hard to read individual blogs and to try to take a few minutes to comment on someone's latest piece of art or musing, photos or rants ... it's fun, I love it !
I read the groups often but never seem to have the time participate in any of the monthly challenges.
So lately I have decided to try harder ... starting with ...
At Real Life Journals , a blog by Gwen Diehn, I vowed last week that I would try harder to 'journal'.
For now, just to write each day in a very small accordion book (scrap brown paper from pattern making trailer seat cushions) something about my day, for 16 days ... hoping to get in the habit of picking up a pen everyday and to eventually draw every day.
I surprised myself and have added a few small, itty-bitty drawings to my words already ... might not take 16 days to actually accomplish drawings everyday ;)
Honestly, I would be happy with one drawing every week !
Over at Artists In Blogland Jessica has posted;
'Color This Quote - July Challenge!'
The quote being;
"The sun is shining ... that is the Magic.
The flowers are growing ... the roots are stirring.
That is the Magic.
Being alive is the Magic ... being strong is the Magic.
The Magic is in me ... the Magic is in me.
It's in every one of us. by Frances Hodgeson Burnett
Although it intrigues me, I am still stumped as to how I will work it out in colour ... quite the challenge.
We are allowed to use all the quote or just some of it.
The few words ... 'The Magic Is In Me" ... resounds in me ... maybe it is time to do 'something' and become an active participant in this group !
Then there is And Then We Set It On Fire ! Bubble Printing ! I had never tried this (my kids have !, in school !) ... and am anxious to try it ... for some fun and if it turns out the way I would like, ' hurray' !
But, of course, I would have to find the extra time to play/participate ! I have 2 cups and hope to start later today !
oops ... almost forgot The Sketchbook Challenge !
July's theme is; "Into the Woods!" ... and it has a beautiful wall hanging, for inspiration, called 'Campfire, 2012' by Terry Grant. WHat is astounding is that this piece of art is so similar to one I did so many years ago ! I am going to search my photo files for a pic of my own 'Campfire'.
So much to do, so little time !
I am going to try to do something from these inspiring blogs !
Yesterday, my 2nd. granddaughter kept me company as I arrived for my scheduled 'demonstration' at the Guelph Civic Museum ... thank goodness she was with me as it would have been pretty quiet in there with just the whirr of my machine for company ... it was the day after CANADA DAY and people were just not into going to the museum after the holiday.
It was nice. tho', to sit in there amongst the lovely work in 'Higher Ground' by Connections Fibre Artists ... inspiring ... and I actually was able too get some more thread onto this piece after a week of humidity (see previous post).
This lovely young lady marches to her own drummer and was wearing a pair of shorts she had painted the day before :)