Tuesday, December 19, 2006

{Day 19} Dear Santa...

Today for my Christmas Journal I wrote a letter to santa. Yea, I know, it's probably a little late, but you never know:) I love this oil painting print by the artist George Hinke in the book Jolly Old Santa Claus. At work the other night we had to withdraw a copy we had of the book because it was in bad shape. I knew I could use the prints in my art and this one is just perfect! I love working at a library:)I know I've shown you these cones a million times, but today they are going out to Lowell's therapists and interns. I can't wait!!!

Also wanted to share a book I got at the library last night, Living Artfully by Sandra Magsamen. Awesome book! Totally inspiring to make your life a work of art:) She expands the concept of "art" beyond our normal limitations. She discusses how living creatively can take on so many meanings. I've just started it, but I already bought my own copy. It's that good! Check out her web site too. So much fun stuff there.

It made me think about how I feel like keeping this blog is truly nurturing my artful living. It helps me to find time to play, to make some sort of art, without judgement. Just to throw a piece of me out there to the universe and share a part of my heart. I love it!

19 comments:

becky said...

gorgeous! when i need eye candy, i look at your blog!

Anonymous said...

Love this picture of Santa...great job on the page

Lilli said...

Those cones are so lovely! Be prepared for the recipients to faint when they see them :)

I look forward to check Sandra out. Thanks for that.

Kathy said...

That Santa picture is awesome! Lucky you scoring abook of beautiful pictures.

Frivolitea said...

Your art and your blog are both great: creative and appealing. Happy Holidays!

Chiara said...

absolutely gorgeus

Jeanne said...

I have been reading Living Artfully also and enjoying it alot. You are so good to complete your journal pages in such a timely fashion. Sadly, I am not being as good about mine!

Laura said...

Both the page and the cones are absolutely gorgeous! Love your blog too.

Anonymous said...

Oh, love LOVE that pic of Santa ... and the tiny envelope!

Ann(i)e said...

the cones are truly gorgeous!! and your journal page looks like it should be framed and hung!
xoxo

melba said...

Very impressive site. Thanks for the link. I love descovering creative souls living their dream!

Anonymous said...

Stunning!

beshka said...

so fabulous! love the vintage photo. :)
& your gifts, WOW, how wonderful. who wouldn't love to receive one of those?! ;)
happy holidays.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Your Christmas scrap book is so beautiful.
It will be a keepsake for years and years and years to come....
Thanks for sharing every single page.

Anonymous said...

you are so lucky to have gotten that book. this photo is beautiful. and i love the cones!

Vee said...

gorgeous page!!

Sofia said...

Thank you for telling us about this book, it seems to be a real treasure! I've now put in on my list, hopefully I'll be getting it in a not too distant future.

la vie en rose said...

i've just been catching up on all your artsy goodness...wow, wow, wow!!! and seriously, i don't think anyone can ever have too much glitter. glitter is just one of those things that can't help but make me giddy.

kelly rae said...

that sounds like the book for me. thanks for sharing the link. i love your artful blog over here, by the way!