Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Suburban Icebergs

The streets are clear, and the grass is back, but we are left with mountains of snow and ice, scraped up by plows. They will be with us for months, and I found their shapes interesting. I like old buildings, and apparently I like old snow, too!
Reading LK Ludwig's blog today, I discovered that Misty Mawn has issued a challenge to do an art journal page a day for the month of January. Since I had just written that as one of my art goals for 2009, I jumped on the bandwagon. Hope on over to Misty's blog and jump on yourself!

So, turn in tomorrow and see my page for the day...Tomorrow will also be my 2nd anniversary of blogging, spotty as it may be.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

December views

I haven't posted for a long time, in part because our computer was getting an overhaul and it took a while. Let that be my excuse...

The photo above is of our courtyard from the patio. It snowed last night AGAIN and we got about 6 inches new snow! This on top of the snow we have been getting off and on for the last week. In addition, we have had sub-freezing temperatures for the same period, so nothing has melted. It is beautiful, but we are not equipped for this kind of weather, so we are getting a little house-bound...
I loved these delicate footprints on the patio this morning.

We are cozy indoors, here is our little tree. A real Christmas tree takes up a lot of space in a small apartment, I found this one on sale last year, and it suits our needs perfectly. I do need to find a way to display more of our ornaments, we have some really interesting and beautiful ones, collected over 29 years of marriage.
Below is a part of my angel collection. I have a garland with white lights that we put on top of our bookcases at Christmas, and I put my many angels in and among the garland. This is only one section of the 4 section bookcase.

I have been journaling again, and I recently made a cloth doll that I really love, but I will save that for a later post. Part of the computer overhaul was to give us a little more speed, and that has been achieved, so it won't take me so long to do a blog post.
If anyone is still reading this, I hope that you are warm and cozy, and that your holidays are bright!