One of the biggest problems, besides lack of power, is that everyone is running out of gas. There have been fist fights at some stations. It's crazy. I have two friends and their dog camping out at my house until their power is turned back on. I have friends stopping by for showers and to charge their phones. I am lucky to be able to offer these "luxuries!"
With no gas to drive with, and so many places closed, it's been a prolific week for art!
LIST IT TUESDAY: The prompt this month is "quick fixes." All I could think of was "rescuing" art journal pages I hated (more below on that). This kind of curmudgeonly thought prompted me to think about my mental outlook this week, which has been cranky and judgmental. My quick fix for this has been to try to cultivate a little compassion, and at least keep my mouth shut. This thought inspired this art journal page:
Speak kindly or don't: What is (negatively) thought but not spoken is better than what is thought and then said, which is better than what is said and then acted upon.
Here are two more "quick fixes" of art journal pages I had abandoned in disgust!
This was a page I finished after our hurricane preparations. The photo at the center of this page is from an article about manipulating photography before photoshop. The words: "embrace imagination.. Think Different!" are advice I gave to myself as we stocked up on batteries, candles, and I made vats of soup.
I love how this page ended up, even as much as I disliked what it started as! The only thing you can see from the original is the gorgeous Stencil Girl borders. I don't know what I'm going to write on this page -- I like it so much the way it is, it might take a while before something worthy comes to me!
The CALENDAR PROJECT: It wasn't hard to find the time to finish my October calendar and start my November one.
The first box in October says: This year, Halloween WILL HAPPEN in October. It can't possibly snow again. The last box says: NO Halloween this October again! Who would-a thought it!
I originally intended the openings for the November days to look like leaves. But I think they look like Byzantine onion domes!
|(Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Even though I joined in with the calendar project at the end of 2012, I really enjoy it, and am looking forward to continuing in 2013.
Yesterday was the first day of Art Every Day month at Creative Everyday. Hope you'll participate and check out all the fabulous links there, and at Paint Party Friday. Remember that you still have a week to join in Artists in Blogland's 3rd Fall Fearless & Fly challenge! Check out Jane Davies' thoughtful work as our current guest artist. On Monday, November 12, there will be a new challenge with Maria McGuire as our guest artist. Can't wait to see what Maria does!
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