One person's trash...

I remember saving my money to buy Doolittle when I was little.  I didn't much care for it until years later when I played the cassette again.  I didn't listen to much of anything else for a long while after digging it out again.  I loved it so much I couldn't think of any reason why I would ever dislike it!  Crazy!!  I thought of this incident as I was searching through some older images and work that I did years ago...  I didn't much care for it, came up with other ideas I liked better, or just didn't know what to do with the ideas.  So, I put them all into a folder to deal with later....years later.  Today was that day.

I didn't remember making this triptych.  I like it.  I forgot that I went through this heavy-handed editing when I first learned how to work with textures and digital manipulations. I didn't remember taking these images of my daughter either.  Honestly, I wasn't even sure what the middle image was of and if it was even my image until I found the originals it went with.  I think I am going to have to bring it back into the fold and start working on the story again.  Maybe that's why I never threw it away... It would be a fun idea to play around sometime in the future.   I suppose that future is now.

2017 Wisdom

Here's the first month of this year's calendar.  I switched up things this year deciding to gift a calendar with less art and more Twila.  For 2017 we enjoy words of wisdom from a girl wise beyond her seven years.  {You can download this month's 5x7 calendar page here.}  Each month shares some wisdom Twila has come up with.  Perhaps the saying is part of something she has said this last year, maybe words she came up with when asked, for example, "What do you think of Summer?"  {Stay tuned to read the answer to this question in July.}  January's saying was something she came up with a month or two ago while thinking of something to hang up on the wall.  

Happy new year!