It's been a very busy first couple of weeks of January. Lots of stuff going on. Still, I'm chipping away at my marionette project one piece at a time. It's such a learning experience because while there is information about how to create them, a lot of it's older info and doesn't seem to correspond with more recent puppetry that I've found. I guess I'm just making up my own design as I go along and hoping it works in the end. But I'm really enjoying the process.
I was going through some old boxes last week and found a doll-sized, old fashioned Windsor bench that I cannot wait to incorporate with my simultaneous doll project. I'm having a lot of fun. I am so grateful that I have a supportive family who doesn't think it's unusual to find me in my studio at odd times, sculpting, painting, ironing, cutting -- walking back and forth to the kitchen refilling water dishes (for paint) or coffee staining my fabrics.
Oh, and I joined the whole New Year's resolution bunch at work to lose 20 lbs so I've been getting up a little earlier to work out before heading into Downtown. I'm not sure how long it will last but I seem to have more energy---curious!
Another thing I'm so excited about this year is an artist retreat I get to go on with some outstanding fellow artists I just can't wait to meet. I feel so blessed to be able to go. Maybe some of their good creative vibes will rub off on me!!