A memorable birthday? hmmmm.... How about a memorable birth-day?! I could tell you about the day when Cynthia was born. That was very memorable! Does the fact that the nurse delivered her give you a clue? *roflol*
How about the huge birthday celebration that Cynthia and I had last fall where we celebrated a big "0" for her and for me?
Lots of milestones are attached to birth and to birthdays and rightfully so. I think that's why I am enjoying the 'birth' of my journal. It's a 'milestone' because I have wanted to create an art journal for quite a while, but I didn't know what to put in it. I finally decided to create an art journal that has as its *focus* the search to find ways to feed my creative spirit and keep it active every day. Sharing what I learn along the way with you is part of the joy of discovery!
One thing that I have discovered is that looking back through my older drawings is lots of fun. I can see where I have improved, find some forgotten techniques that I want to explore further, and remember places and things that I want to incorporate into new artwork. Of course, in the process of looking at forgotten artwork, I have found a lot of unfinished 'business' and half finished treasures. *argh* what to do with them?
Well, here is what I am asking myself about each one -
- Do I want to finish this? (pile number one)
- Do I want to use this as part of a collage? (pile number two)
- Is this suitable only for the recyling bin? (stash in recycling)
- Will my daughter cream me if I throw this away? (pile number one)
- Is this something I will sell?
- Is this something I will keep?
- Is this something I will give as a gift? when?
- Does this project have a deadline?
- How much time will this take to finish?
- Do I like it enough to finish it?
- Am I sick of it? Is 'pile number two' a possibility? or do I need to make this go away permanently?
So, tell me, what do you do with those half-finished bits and pieces you have created? Oh, please, don't tell me I am the only one with a pile of half done painting! *roflol* Somebody! please! Happy creating (and sorting) and a very Merry Unbirthday to you all!
PS The little sketch is one I did of Mikayla in 2005. She still loves to play with cameras! It's called "Shutter Bug".