When December began, I went incognito! My three children were once again in a charming, local production of the Nutcracker. We had rehearsals and more rehearsals, regular dance classes, and my oldest had yet other rehearsals going on for an appearance in Dance Chicago ( a huge celebration of the dance and is by invitation only). I honestly don't know where this month went. When all the performances were done, Christmas was knocking at our door. I had not even completed the Santa shopping. Gosh how I hate crowds! Then I had to do one of those power cleaning days to get my house ready for the onslaught. Today was the first day I had time to write.
I wrote to Rosa, when the December began, and told her that free time was a premium. I really did not do anything artistic except make a gift for Rosa and do a few hand done Christmas cards. Today, being the first found art Tuesday in 2007, I squeaked out this little ATC that I call "Healing Light." Rosa suggested a theme of newness or a new beginning, or something to do with a New Year. When I begin a new year, I often think of healing my emotional wounds from the previous year. I hope for white light from stars to heal my spirit. So I did a collage that included a lot of candles and stars. I often hope to become more innocent like a young child. I think I captured those feelings. The work itself is on matte board and I used a glue stick to affix the candles. Then I added a beautiful yellow embossing powder and heated. This created a great texture. The little girl looked very innocent and pure. She was added using matte soft gel medium. I also used some acrylic paints. I plan to leave this at my oldest daughter's orthodontist this Thursday.
Wishing all of you a New Year filled with white light and hope.