It’s still dark outside.
It storms and rains.
These are the days in December, the weeks before Christmas, the month in which we look back at the past year and forward to the next.
I plan to stay in my atelier this weekend, bind a new ‘Chronicles’ art journal for the coming year and contemplate my ‘word of the year’ for 2020.
The photo that my friend Lena took fits this December-feeling…
Zelfs de vogels wagen zich
niet op de steiger
Even birds don’t dare to land
on this icy pier
The photo was taken by my friend Lena Schreijenberg
I submit this haiku to Recuerda Mi Corazon where our lovely hostess Rebecca brings us all together to share a haiku on Friday: Haiku my Heart.
On to my weekly art journaling.. I almost finished my tenth (10th!) Chronicles art journal… a journal in which I create weekly spreads. Ten art journals x 52 weeks… that’s 504 spreads over the last ten years in these journals only (520 minus 16 ’cause I started my first Chronicles in April 2010) Besides that, I have filled a lot of other art journals – some with a theme and some random. That’s an awful lot of art journals! There are times I create less but working on my weekly spreads has become a part of me. No matter what happens, creating a week-spread in my Chronicles is something I seldom skip…
The Chronicles of Marit 2019 – Week 45
The Chronicles of Marit 2019 – Week 46
We are in week 49 now, I know, but I create these pages in the weeks after (I keep a notebook on my desk where I jot down what happened each day, and use that notebook as a reminder to create my spreads.) The spread for week 47 is on my desk right now, almost done, and I hope to start on a spread for week 48 soon.
Top 2000 creative blog party – the countdown has begun
The end of the year, and my Top 2000 blog party, is getting nearer and nearer… the ‘voting week’ ends tomorrow and after that the list for 2019 will be compiled. The list goes online on December 20, so that is the date you can start submitting your art for this online party. However, the fun has started already in the Facebook group where people share their voting list and where I publish art ‘from the archives’ every day.
If you want to know more about my creative, musical blog party that will take place in the last week of the year, I suggest you click this link to find out all about it!
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