Today was a good day, in preparing for Christmas.  I made Chex Mix and my all time favorite, fudge.  I did get a little sad though as I always wish I could turn around and my girls would be small again and be begging to lick the bowl.  They are busy making their own memories and are so grown but they will always be little in my mind. 

I received a fabulous post card from my online friend, Veronica Gager, today.  She is on vacation with her dear husband in California.  I am jealous, she is in warm weather, and she got to shop at Dick Blick’s.  How cool would that be.  I have also been able to open a few presents, one each day from a swap on papertraders (see link).  It is such a fun group to belong to.  It helps calm my enthusiasm for wanting Christmas to hurry up and come for all the excited children opening their presents and all the yummy food.  It’s my favorite holiday.



About kboat

I’m a native of La Porte, Indiana. When I was growing up we didn’t have much money, so I made my gifts for others with materials I found out and around. I loved it. And I have to say I was pretty good at it. People always liked what I gave them. I went to work for 26 years as an employee of a major asphalt paving company. I began as a secretary and eventually made my way to office manager. Needless to say I mostly only dreamed about my art - filling my mind with many ideas. Although the company did take advantage of my skills once in a while. For example, I created in-house materials for an open house. I loved “keeping my hand in” whenever an opportunity presented itself. Then I retired. And ... funny thing ... all those pent-up ideas I used to dream about began to roll out. I joined ATC (Artists Trading Cards) on line, I took classes and tutorials and learned about the processes of creating art. Today, I pursue these learning opportunities to open myself to new ideas and techniques. I also love opportunities to assist in classes for special populations. I find I learn a lot from those who have no preconceptions about what they should be doing. I’m eager to learn new things. Mostly I don’t have any idea what I set out to make. I simply let the ideas find me. The result is a wide variety of media and expression triggered by my experiences in every-day life. I hope you enjoy my work. View all posts by kboat

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