Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I came, I saw, I blogged
EVIDENCE I WAS HERE.
As a newbie in the world of altered art, art blogs and paper crafts, I often surf the Web for inspiration. One of the best art blogs belongs to Michelle Ward of the The Green Pepper Press and Somerset Studio fame. Gathering my courage to join the art community, I decided to accept Michelle's GPP Street Team challenge to journal my blogging of 2007 -- as Michelle put it, "to give evidence that I was here and made stuff." It worked out perfectly since this blog was started exactly a year ago in Puerto Rico while visiting my parents. And I make a lot of stuff -- but more about that in future blogs.
The process of printing what I had blogged and creating entries in my art journal was a trip on a moebius loop. Most of my blog entries feature art I made in my journal, so after awhile it began to feel like those photos of someone looking in a mirror at themselves looking in a mirror at themselves looking in a mirror . . . ad infinitum. A little odd and at the same time, kind of cool. Introspective and retrospective simultaneously. And it gave me a chance to journal about my surgery in October, which I couldn't do at the time.
I hope if you are reading this you'll drop me a comment and say "hello." It would be great to make new friends. And if you can explain to me how to add Internet buttons and the like, I'd be so grateful! I really would like to link back to the GPP Street Team.
Thanks for stopping by!
I grabbed an opportunity to journal a little more of beautiful Puerto Rico.
My recovery from surgery when the three dominant themes were food from friends, pain and TV.
It was such a difficult holiday season -- but the moon that accompanied us home from the movies on Christmas night was so magical it felt like a present.