The hustle and bustle is over and though there is a slight let down, I have been able to go to my studio and start making art again. Art that I want to make and feel free to make. Just going into my room and cleaning up from making Christmas gifts was so relaxing and fun. Why is it that when there is no pressure to do something it seems fun and not like a burden? You can see my new ATC’s for trade on my Flickr site [http://www.flickr.com/photos/kboat2010]
Started my first journal and am excited. I titled it “If I wasn’t such a lady”. My pages are going to be posted here as I create them. The first page and cover are pictured above. My first page is that I wouldn’t have lived in a fragile Eden. I remember when I was about 11 and came into puberty that on my first day of my cycle my mother seemed so put off and told me that I HAD to be a women now and couldn’t sit on the couch with my feet up. That was so disturbing and like a “curse” had been put on me. I never forgot those words. When my two daughters came of age I bought them gifts and told them how beautiful they were and we celebrated being a woman. No passing the sins of our mothers to them. I think my mother (no, I KNOW my mother) liked the boys better, no dealing with those so called problems of womanhood I guess. Funny how such little things can affect us.
I hope if you are reading this you will come back for the next excerpt. The other picture posted is a 8 x 10 mixed media canvas about “The House of the Seven Gables”