Monday, January 10, 2022

My best friend: Mom

How did so much time go by since my last post? Well, I guess two years of pandemic explains some of it, but not all of it. So many changes: I have retired, taken classes for certification as an Art4Healing facilitator, ordination as a deaconess at church, Ministry training school, starting my own art business, reading up a storm, becoming a grandmother and subsequent 3 day a week commitment for her care. Yes, I have been busy! But things have settled (more or less) into a routine and I would like to continue posting to show growth and just to have a platform from which to talk to the rest of the world. I HAVE been creating along the way, but not nearly enough. I plan to remedy that this year. That being said, I would love to share with you this week's creation, based on Kasia Avery's first lesson in Wanderlust 2022, where she explores the use of clear gesso to build layers over a printed photograph. While this is not a new technique by any means, it was a great reminder of how useful a tool clear gesso can be to a mixed media artist. My word of the year -- free -- is embedded in my journal page. Mom is free from all the drudgeries of this physical life and now resides in a much better place. Though she passed many years ago now, she infuses all aspects of my life today. I love that you are still my best friend, Mom.

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