Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Wow, It is hard to believe that Art Every Month is at an end. It has been a challenging, yet fun month. It is so inspiring to see what others are creating. I wish that I could have visited them all but it has been tough to juggle it all.
I just received the "Impressionist" journal that I created last year for the challenge in the mail. I sent it off to Somerset Studios at the end of the challenge last year since they were doing an issue on Impressionism (the genesis of my theme). Exactly one year later, I am receiving it back with a very kindly phrased rejection letter. I had almost forgotten that I sent it in so I wasn't too heartbroken. None the less, it made me realize how much self confidence and spunk it must take to be a professional and have your work judged on a daily basis. My son, who is currently an illustration major, is a very independent thinker. Hopefully this will serve him well. He has his first art sale this week on campus and I wish him well. I admire all of you who put your passion out there every day.
Ok, enough rambling. My art cards today include a collage utilizing some of the pieces from last year's Impressionist journal as well as a photo collage to remind me to keep inspired everyday whether I am posting or not.