Thursday, January 3, 2008

Well, I'm just a bit behind the times with "happy new year." I havent had much to post about and no finished work to show. But, that changed today. The mermaid is one I made in hopes of decorating our bathroom. We're almost done with the tile surround and should be getting the fixtures permanently in place soon. I'm trying to decide on a paint color and decorating motif at the moment. I think we're going to paint with a coppery metallic paint. I was going to go get the paint today to put some up and see what I thought, but its really cold out and I got distracted with the mermaid. She really is a chatty girl. She is also a tremendous listener. She knows all my secrets now. She hasnt told me her name yet either (she's a better listener than a talker.) I have sketched a few of her friends, but they arent in living color yet. Maybe tonight one of them will come out and join her.
I'm a bit nervous about having her top half au naturale, but I really like her. I think I may add some glitter to the sea around her. I used lots of metallic acrylics in her hair and fin so shes a fine sparkly gal.
I did not make any resolutions for the year. I just want to be healthy the whole year-no string of dr.s appts. every week like I spent the whole first part of last year. My 1 year milestone of the mini-stroke is tomorrow. I'm very blessed to be here with no signs of having had it. I will be saying even more prayers of thanksgiving tomorrow. With the 1 year is also a decrease in the statistical probability of recurrance. I'm going to have a celebration just for me.
I do want to be more productive on an artistic level, but I dont want to make any grandiose number commitment that will only seem like a burden to me. I want to enjoy the process and not just make something for the sake of meeting a self-imposed guideline. I work better without pressure. Actually my body just tries to shut down when I have to much stress. So I try my best to not self-sabotage.
I hope your new year is off to a fantastic start. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I love the mermaid. She's lovely. I guess congratulations are in order for your 1 year milestone! In my opinion, the best thing to do is live life one day at a time.

  2. Love this!
    Sandra Evertson

  3. Thanks for stopping by. I made one more blog entry. I started it yesterday and finished today. With a photo. I wasn't going to post it till my return but since Mattie was found I did. I just added to the, I will have Hope that I posted at Violettes and I will keep you in my Prayers! Love the Mermaid!!! She's Beautiful!!!

    Have a Very Blessed Happy Year!!!



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