Friday, December 30, 2011

January 1, 2012 is nearly here!

I can not believe the new year is right around the corner!  It is amazing to me how swiftly years fly by, yet I honestly feel like I hardly age.  A perk of not having kids, I suppose, is not having their little birthdays to remind me of my own years passing?  I do have 2 younger sisters, who I feel I had a part in raising during my school years.  The older of the two is turning 30 in a few days, and things like that make me 'feel old'.  When I run into acquaintances from my early bagel shop days, and they tell me how their kids (or grandkids) are doing in college, when I remember them as grade schoolers...this makes me 'feel old'.  It is the passing of days for OTHER people that reminds me that I, too, am aging.
But that's no matter, really.  We all age, there is nothing we can do to stop it.  We must simply live our lives as best we can and not get down about the number of years we've  endured thus far.

So, in the spirit of ages, and our aversion to growing old, I made some art last night.  I made it with the intent to send it off to the West Coast as my mail art submission to the Milk Gallery in Sacramento. 
Another blogger has posted about it and I was intrigued.  All pieces must be sent through the mail and ready to display.  And that is where I am running into trouble!
I have made several pieces to send to my mail art friends...though not nearly as many as I had hoped when first joining the mail art group...but I never really tried any 3-D effects. 
Here is what I've done:
I think it's fun and quirky...I really rather enjoy it!  However, the pigtails may be a problem.  I am going to attempt to really secure them and hope for the best, I guess.  This is one of my favorite photos of mine, and I've been wanting to use it as a base for something else, for quite a while.
I'm hoping my friend in Sacramento will be able to go see the show, too!

And in other news...I am eagerly awaiting new years day!  It will be my first day off in 23 days and I'm planning on sleeping with ear plugs and eye mask, in hopes that I will stay in bed later than 5 a.m.!!  Well, I'm hoping to be out quite late/early morning anyway!!
Happy New Year, everyone! 
Perhaps I should consider some resolutions? 
#1: get treadmill to basement so that I might get more running in!

1 comment:

  1. She is adorable! The backing reminds me of the backyard in "A Christmas Story." I hope she makes it there. Happy New Year!