We are 5 days into AEDM and I’ve yet to blog. Somehow I managed to keep up with blogging and art every other year. This year it feels as if I screamed into November with no time to spare.
The truth is that I’m also enrolled in two writing classes on line and will soon be adding in a weekly real estate business class, so screaming into the month may actually be apt.
I have done AEDM via blogging for so long, that I hate to let it slide to just FaceBook posts – which is what I have been doing. So I have decided to blog as I can, keeping a compendium of Facebook posts so that I have this for posterity. If you look in my categories, you can trace my participation here back to 2010 – seems a shame to let the ritual go.
So here are my posts for this week.
Art Every Day Month – Day 1
Art Every Day Month – Day 2
For the 2nd day, I used my teaching of the Goddess Torso class as my art, along with a smaller piece I made to demonstrate techniques. The pieces are drying and we will finish before the end of the month (and I will use for another AEDM). One woman has played with clay before, the other hasen’t. I have this process down to a science. Anyone can make a beautiful goddess and proudly display it on their walls!
Art Every Day Month – Day 3
I am obsessed with beaded beads this year. My husband cannot believe that I am able to focus on the tiny details but for some very odd reason I find the whole things soothing and relaxing. And who’s going to fight with that? My third day is a pair of beaded bead earrings. After I ripped the first one apart at least 4 times (not just a few beads, rows and there just aren’t that many rows), I realized these are very simple. They are a variation of a pattern I found on YouTube. I plan to make more now that I have the concept!
Art Every Day Month Day 4
It’s early for running myself up against the clock, but I almost missed day 4. At 10pm I was literally throwing things together and incorporated a part of the writing assignment I did for the day since that is what I spent my time on. If you can’t read it in the picture, here is the story snippet on the left page. By the way, I’ve used this altered book every year since I started AEDM. I keep it for the days I’m rushed. As I look back over it, I love that all these pieces are in the same place – and included a couple from previous years. There is plenty of room for more. My plan at the start was to work exclusively on this book this year. You see how well THAT has gone!
There are other stories I can write here.
Let me tell you of the orange cat with six eyes that longs to be touched, to be taken from the darkness where it lives beside the cartoon house with rainbow bricks. By the house, the river is rising. It has crested the old pathway and the house may soon crumble. But the cat loves the finny fish flashing turquoise and blue in the raging water and will not leave.
Or, try this: I live in a magenta house with sills painted shades of mauve. It is surrounded by yellow hawksbeard, white lily of the valley and groves of red apples. I came in from my garden barefoot to find a snake in my basement. This meeting was not anticipated. And then I know.
In the end it’s always about Eve and her snake – the one from which she refused to refrain; some twisted tale about the taste of apples and how their juice runs slowly down her chin glistening.
Art Every Day Month Day 5
And now I am caught up. Here is today’s offering….back to a good standby for me: a coloring book page.