Sunday, January 11, 2009
First of all, I have to say I was shocked to receive Kate's email newsletter and find my name and a link to my YouTube in it!!! :):) Still can't quite believe it. Cathy (Kate) Johnson is an artist who is a member of the EverydayMatters Yahoo art/sketch group. I already had a couple of her how-to books on my shelf before I ever joined the EDM group. I think she's a wonderful person and I love her artwork. She also posted her Tips Newsletter on her blog. (I'm down toward the bottom under "MORE ON BOOKBINDING"--do you believe it?!)http://katequicksilvr.livejournal.com/
You can see more about Kate at her other websites.
If you're ever interested in learning to sketch or paint--she has great books! And now has DVDs on her website, too. Or you can do a search for her on Amazon.com.
Anyways, I am feeling better. Finished all the birthday cards yesterday--tada! Am continuing to make more blank cards with all Ann's pretty paper. Got all these done, too.
I got carpet tape on the back of all these smaller pieces of paper and plan to "frame" all of these--like the card to the right with the black frame. I'll have lots of regular cards for writing letters, eh? Can make them into any kind of card, actually--depending on what you have written inside. Could fancy them up, too, I suppose. :)
Then--I went to work on the Soul Coaching book. Got through level two and part of level three (on the first lesson). But then I was completely thrown when I came to the last list of questions!!!???? See for yourself!
Whoa! Now, if a person is going to seriously answer these life questions and honestly journal about them--well, this is going to take me a while. I am glad I didn't put any time limit on myself!! Some of these questions I have been asking myself all my life!! I have to do some pondering. :)
So, I put away the book and cleared off the folding table. Got it partially set up for brush painting.Donn just told me about another Yahoo group he joined where they are practicing painting The Four Gentlemen (bamboo, orchids, plum blossoms, and chrysanthemums).
The first week they were practicing bamboo stalks--so I have to catch up. I think they switch today to bamboo stems. I figured it was another good motivational tool for me. Which I need--obviously!! Except for playing with my Zen Board here and there, I haven't been doing any brush painting for months and months!! So this will at least get me to practice a little each week--I hope. :):)
Sunny and 5 degrees up here. Wish me luck on those life questions--and my bamboo stalks--hehehe!