Amy insists that we speak glowingly about ourselves and I've been pondering what to say ever since I signed up for this party. I guess what I like best about myself is that I'm never bored. Really. Never. I'm one of those people who can't wait to retire (5 more years!) because I have so many things to do besides work. Two things I do consistently are play in my garden and play in my art room. Every day. Sometimes for hours and hours. Like I'll still be in my pajamas and it's 6 o'clock at night and all I've been doing is painting and collaging and making a mess. Some things I do for a little while (Kung Fu - I have a second degree brown belt, playing in the SCA, making and selling baskets). Some things I keep coming back to (belly dancing, knitting, drumming - frame drum and doumbek). I love taking classes just to learn new things (Italian, jewelry making, dance). It's important to me that I keep finding my boundaries and walking along those edges. Of course, all this adventuresome learning and experimentation have left me with many more unfinished projects than I'd like to admit. And sometimes the unpleasant thought crosses my mind that this behavior is not admirable - that it is the sign of adult ADD. (Good gods, am I really suffering from "Shiny Chicken Syndrome"??? I think I'll choose to call it "bohemian" and leave it at that...)
Well, one project that I did finish was my giveaway for this party. (Yes, I can finish a project when I really put my mind to it!) It's an altered board book. Here are a couple of pictures:
|one of the spreads|
Thanks again for visiting. Now I'm off to visit you! Party on...