Monday, June 4, 2012

New Challenge!

June 1 - Create a Cover or Introduction Page
This weekend, I was celebrated for my work over the last 20 years with my community's theater group, Gas Lamp Players.  The event was so beautiful and heartfelt.  Cast members from shows sang to me and made speeches.  There was delicious food, and an art table where children drew pictures for me.  I felt like Sally Fields at the Oscars - "you like me!  You really like me!"  Between these people and me circles an endless wave of respect, love, gratitude and admiration.  They give to me, I give back, and we go on and on.  I was so happy my parents were there.  They have always supported my creativity and devotion to community service.  This tribute was for them, as much as for me.

June 2 - Set Goals for the Challenge
June 3 - Create an acrostic with my name

June 4: Journal inspired by the weather outside.

Having retired from the day to day running of Gas Lamp Players, I have happily discovered another world -- the world of art blogs and challenges -- and am excited to participate in a new challenge from Janel at Run With Scissors.  It's 30 days of prompts for your art journal.  Because I came to the party late, I did days 1 - 4 between yesterday and today.  So here they are.  Because my journaling tends to be personal and pretty private, I am going to add journaling to today's page after scanning it.   It was pouring this morning when I started working on this page.  It's been raining on and off since yesterday, and it's supposed to be like this all week.  Sometimes I feel cozy when it's raining, but days of grey can get depressing.  So it's good to remind myself that behind the grey clouds are blue sky.  The sun is still shining -- I just can't see it at the moment. 

This is such a good life lesson - even when you're going through a rough patch, the beauty of life is all around you.  Sometimes it's just beyond your awareness -- but hang in there.  Here's the message in song from a cabaret performance of Annie that Gas Lamp Players put on last year:


  1. First of all CONGRATULATIONS!!! Second of all, your pages are amazing. I am so inspired and so happy that you are in on the challenge!! Yay!!

  2. Love your artwork. Nice!! Thanks for sharing.


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