A lot of time has elapsed since I took time to post anything to my blogs. My best friend had an aneurysm and that kept me pretty challenged, mentally and physically. She is home now and I am only visiting once a week in person, otherwise by phone. She's made miraculous strides in her recovery, but has farther to go up that road before she can resume normal life again.
One of the exciting things that occurred during January was the Photography Exhibit in Lodi. My grandson Nathan showed three photographs in it. This is his first public showing of his work. It was also his Birthday month, so I took him shopping for the frames and mats for the show. He had a good time picking out each frame for each photo, and was satisfied with the way they looked. In fact, he's pretty proud of himself. This was a juried show, so he knew he only had a chance to get in, and hoped to get at least one in. Then when all three were accepted, he was so thrilled. The whole family went to the opening reception which was very well attended. In fact, it was crowded. The quality of the photographs exhibited was wonderful. It is still showing for the month of Feb, and I am able to go again, so I can really soak in the images and admire the details. The photo above is one of mine that I was going to enter, but I decided to concentrate on helping Nathan instead. You know how grandmothers are. LOL
During January and Feb, I worked in little art journals in my spare time. I have found them to be a lot of fun, and have just used materials at hand, and not following any theme. I completed two in January and am almost done with a February one. The latest two are in the little leather bound art journals sold by Hobby Lobby, for $2.99. I like the feel of them, and the small handy size. I've also been using the Tim Holtz distress stains to make polka dots on pages. They were a newer purchase and it's been fun having those wonderful colors in my arsenal. I'll post pics soon.
The Mixed Media group has been meeting every Thursday in Lodi for the first two months of this year. We are trying it out to see if we like meeting that often. It has actually been good for me to have this break in the week, and friends to chat with. Can't say we've done much in the way of projects, but things are in the works. Like the Word Project. We each picked a word, and are making a page to illustrate the word, then will make copies or photocopy enough so everyone can have a page and make a little collection.
That's it for today. I need to get busy scanning. Then I'll pop back in and add the photos.