Good morning readers.
I have finally recovered from the pre holiday madness that ensues at this time every year and am looking towards the start of 2010. Like last year, I have decided to set an “intention” for the year instead of the traditional resolutions. Unlike resolutions, intentions don’t make you feel guilty if you break them within the first week after the new year. Intentions are always good and if nothing else you always know how to find the way to hell ( * ).
This year my intention is “write”. Although I love the immediacy of email, blogs and Facebook, (I’m not a Twitterer yet) there is something so enjoyable and satisfying about sending and recieving a handwritten note or letter. Not so long ago I used to send handwritten mail all the time. I have tons of decorative postage stamps left over from this time. I will no doubt have to add a few extra stamps with them onÂ the envelopes as the cost of postage has gone up considerably. For inspiration and to get me startedÂ I will be pulling out my copy of Alexandra Stoddards book Gift of a Letter: Giving the Gift of Ourselves– Add Richness and Grace to Your Life Through the Art of Letter-writingÂ this afternoon and will read it over for the hundreth or so time with a hot cup of tea and a sweet kitty in my lap.
So…what’s your intention?
Obligatory book content… While searching for information on the technique of using wire mesh and polymer clay to create book covers I came across this old blog belonging to artist Eva Buchala that has some wonderful examples of polymer clay journal covers. You can find more great book examples as well as a link to her new blog on her website.
I hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing Sunday afternoon.
(*Â re.:Â thatÂ old saying “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”.)