Saturday, December 20, 2008

Year In Review

Well, I don't know about you but I am ready to end this year right now this minute. I think I've been good about my attitude. I lost my temper a few times but I enjoyed myself doing it (I did not shoot anyone). I'm finishing up a massive cleaning binge. . . found all manner of cool whatnot to inspire new collages. Here's a few things I'm thinking about for 2009:
  1. Collage Pins - I got this idea from (and commented about it on) self taught artist so I have to follow through. There are witnesses.
  2. "Hell and Time Tied for Favorite" - Title of collage inspired by Gillian Welch
  3. Animation (cont.) - What a tangent this is turning out to be. I don't know where it is going yet but I will eventually figure it out. It's exciting to learn something new.
And I should give myself credit for my accomplishments in 2008:
  1. Acrylic Painting - I started painting in acrylics in March. I've explored painting on watercolor paper and canvas. I've created grid sub-structures using masking tape on canvas as a preliminary step to collage. I've also used acrylic glazes on the surface of collages to add color. And my last two pieces were what I would consider "mixed media" paintings on paper collaged to canvas.
  2. Collages - I completed 27 collages this year, more than any year previous. (2007 - 11 collages; 2006 - 14 collages; 2005 - 3 collages; 2004 - 16 collages) Well, I'm cheating a little because 5 paintings have been included in this year's count as well.
  3. Anita's Beads - I finally advertised my bead shop and have a Shop Directory ad coming out in the February issue of Bead & Button.
  4. Toad Hollow - Pages added to the web site for Minerals; Herbs, Incense and Essential Oils pages back up and revised.
  5. Animation - Began research to develop idea about creating animated collages.
  6. AnitaNH Weblog - I got a late start on this weblog business but here I am!
Of course there's lots of stuff I dropped the ball on, too. But I'll just roll the important items over to the 2009 List. As George Elliot said: "It is never too late to be what you might have been."

1 comment:

self taught artist said...

thats a good list of things accomplished...i'm interested in your animation collage idea. can't even imagine!