Well, I have to say that I wasn't too impressed to start the new year off with a raging toothache ..... a visit to the dentist on Tuesday resulted in a week's antibiotics to clear up an infection under the tooth (a wisdom tooth, which really is past its best I'm afraid) and if it flares up again (which it will eventually) it's bye bye, tooth! Good job I don't have a phobia about the dentist as others I know have! Tomorrow I'm off to see the consultant at Preston Royal for the latest check up on my dodgy hand, though I don't expect there to be any particular new solutions offered to the problem. But that's enough about that.
We had a quiet but pleasant Christmas and New Year, hard to believe it's already time to take down all the decos tomorrow. Mia has had a high old time climbing under and up into the Christmas tree, knocking baubles off and running of with tinsel bits. She also decided to be my little helper on New Year's Day when I sat down to update my new diary and calendar for the year - as you can see ........
As I mentioned in my last post, this year I want to get back to being a bit more creative again and have decided to join in with the latest Art Journal 2012 project in Ali's Vintage ATCs UK Yahoo Group - each month there's to be a theme with a page relating to that theme to be created each week. January's theme is "Life's A Beach" and the first page has to include these words and what they mean to me. I tried to keep up with the prompts for the 2011 journal but didn't get too far I'm afraid so I'm going to see how I get on this year. I managed to put aside a couple of hours yesterday afternoon to sit down and play/create and this is the page I came up with. The book is a "Pink Pig" one, 8" x 8" with nice sturdy white pages, so provides a good base to work on. It's a simple page - used TH distress inks for the sky, sea and sand, with white acrylic paint for the waves, a few stamped images and simple writing using Sharpies (thought I'd ease myself in gently)!
I'll try and post a picture of each page that I complete for this Journal - wish me luck that I stick at it!