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Sunday, January 24, 2010

January Gratitude

It's been a quiet week; time for introspection and contemplation. John is fully engaged in putting up the fence around his garden that he has been dreaming of for years. I feel a little sad for the families of deer who depended on us for a nice salad now and then. How do the wild creatures live with so many of us on their grazing trails down to the Willamette River? But I understand; after putting so much work into the garden it is sad to see things crushed by hungry deer.


This DVD arrived in the mail yesterday and I haven't had time to watch it yet but I know it is going to be delicious. Daniella is a friendly and inspiring woman who I first met at a conference in Boston. (come to think of it I met her before that when we were both exhibitors in the Bellevue Art Fair). She had been a textile artist for years and combines that now with encaustic. For anyone with a love of wax and textile this is a must see. Oh yeah, the heart is made of Sculpey. Thinking valentines already.

Journal page. Working on many things at once; not writing as much each day but lots of painting.

This reminds me of the juice cans we used to wear in our hair at night. She looks like she needs a few more hours of sleep. he he

Keep on keeping on. xo

22 comments:

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Hello Judy

Love the journal page you've just posted, actually I love all your journal pages.
It's funny because you are doing more painting than writing, I'm doing the opposite! Either way, it's creative expression!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Me again, did you really used to wear juice cans in your hair at night? 2 funny...the things we do for beauty, eh?

have a great night.

femminismo said...

I never did the juice cans, but the rollers with bristles aerated my noggin for many years. You are such a good one with faces and shading. I know if I practiced more I could do better but I've been in such a goofy funk for much too long now. Knitting seems to sooth me right now. That and holding grandbabies. I'll keep going on, though. Good for John to get a fence. He works so hard for his veggies!

katie said...

it's always a joy getting a peak into your world dear judy. the encaustic book looks fascinating, your journal pages yummy.

i just finished a painting today, felt so good! i worked in the studio yesterday for a tiny bit, the first time i'd done any art in two weeks, found myself there again today in my bliss.

missing you xox

spindelmaker said...

I love your sleepless lady!! And I will check out the DVD, it looks really interesting. Thanks for the tip. Oh, and by the way, your blog is really inspiring!!

dosfishes said...

Faces are soft and luscious. They remind me of 40's movie star faces with all that powder...

I would love to see a slideshow of your faces book when it is done.

Ginormous oj cans all my floormates in college wore to straighten their curly hair..thankful for shorter hair.

Lynn said...

Always fun to come here and take a peek into your life. Always ga ga over your drawings/paintings/journal pages...
Thankful for new ideas, treats, dvd/book suggestions...
Am sure the deer will manage...glad John has his fence!
I think juice cans didn't make it to Vallejo. LOL We did big rollers though and I can still feel how awful it was to try and sleep on them digging into my head. Life was one big awful hair day then. OY.

Leslie said...

Loving your faces and your journal pages. Inspired by you, I started working in an art journal this month. I don't write every day, but I'm having fun.

xo

Dawn E. Shepherd Nguyen said...

-I love your work in your face book. Your Jan 23 face reminds me a lot of Katie K.-especially her chin and piercing eyes-although usually I see Katie smiling in my mind.
Love & hugs to you Judy,
Dawn

And so it goes... said...

love your journal page, as usual! i'll be ordering the dvd pronto. looks like a good one. i soooooo remember big rollers. i used a combo of oatmeal boxes cut in sections & oj cans... & i wonder why i have neck problems!!! so happy i'm no longer a slave to glamour!
xoxxo deb/debbie/debra

Vickie Who? said...

Your blog is on my list of favorites and I visit often. Your creativity helps makes my day and that is why I am awarding you with a Sunshine Blog Award.

Check out your award here
http://embellishyourself.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-blog-has-been-awarded-sunshine-award.html

teresa stieben said...

Maybe plant a bit of lettuce on the other side of the fence for the deer and bunnies to enjoy, that way all benefit.

lilasvb said...

i like the face with paper glue on side

Clare Wassermann said...

ha I feel like her some mornings! I love the fading tree in your journal -did you use tissue paper?

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Oh boy, I feel like I struck gold when I connected the art work I LOVE with the name Judy Wise. Hurrah, I found you and you weren't even lost.

I live in Maine during the summer and fall and saw that you are teaching in New Hampshire. Where can I find out about the class?? Any help is appreciated.

Onward and upward,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

rachel awes said...

i am crazy about your journal pages and style!! soooo lovely to visit your blog & all the amazing people you create with your colors and heart!!

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Hee Hee - if I could only look as good in the morning (juice cans or no). Love your sculptural heart - such gorgeous color.

Sharyn said...

I love your journal pages-so full of...well,everything. I will see you @ Squam :)

Pamela Jane said...

Have been admiring your journal pages. Glad John has his garden - and his fence. Did you know that, acc to a USA Today blurb a year or so ago, there are far more deer in the US now than when the Pilgrims landed? We've not made a dent in their population, and the killing off of all the larger cats, etc, has allowed the deer to flourish.

kitasmom said...

OMG! i forgot about juice cans! did we really??

peshe said...

i've enjoyed viewing the birth and growth of this sweet "little" facebook. 4" square.

rather than intregrating with new artwork, how 'bout a haiti auction? the whole book, or pages? i don't have the cash for the value of the 'whole book' nor the contribution it would bring for haiti, but i think i could bit for a two page display....

namaste

Marit said...

Soooo love your work! Stunning!!!