Way too long since last post. Just wanted to comment about how much I enjoy the folks I'm following here on DA. So much good art. Lots of wonderful, delightful photographs (hi Nature Guy, hi Mouselemur!). It's educational! My own art is lagging (although this year I am really hoping to participate in Inktober). I have to say I get inspired. I also get, sometimes, disgusted (not by any of the artists I follow!), but I don't want to block anything because sometimes there is a piece that is "adult" but well done. Ah well, I could go into a rant about what disgusts me, but it wouldn't really serve any purpose (and might tell more about me than pe
This last number of months (sheesh, more than 6 months since I made an entry) have been all over the place. My husband had gall bladder surgery end of the year. I've been reading like crazy. Doing some beading projects (having fun with freeform peyote stitch; joined the group for that on Facebook and it gave me the kick in the butt to play with this technique again.)
I started posting my art on Society6 (I'm Fractal Dragon there) and having lots of fun. Now if some of my stuff would just sell!
I'm only going to do a few shows this year with my jewelry. Local shows—and I met a cool sister artist who is doing an open studio in December
Recently read a collection of essays I picked up a while back called "Meditations on Middle Earth." It was interesting and sometimes fun, as well as serious. Several writers wrote about their first encounters with LOTR and the Hobbit; there was even a mention of the then upcoming Peter Jackson movies. This in turn sent me off on a project that has been niggling at the back of my mind for a long time: to read all of the posthumous Tolkien works, that great collection assembled and edited by his son, Christopher. So I started with a rereading of the Silmarillion, which I had read only once before. I'm nearly done and will go on to Unfinished Ta