Sunday, 3 December 2006

Journalling Christmas

I signed up to do Shimelle Laine's Christmas journal class. Even though I don't seem to have time do get things like christmas cards made I thought i'd do this. The intention is that each page should only take around 15 mins - but i'm already behind!! Well, I do work shifts and went to a crop on saturday! I have handcut and inked all my pages and done the manifesto page so I am catching up. Intend to get the next 2 entries done today too.

Manifesto: Noun. A declaration of one's intentions.
Starting December first, I will keep a Christmas journal. In it, I will write something every day to reflect on the holidays of my past, enjoy the holidays of the present and dream about the holidays of my future. To some, this will be a stack of papers and trivial scribbles, but not to me. I am taking back my Christmas, I am letting it be something I relish and, most importantly, I am giving at least fifteen minutes every day to myself no matter how crazy this season becomes. I hope you will share, encourage and understand as I make something with my own hands, my own words and my own memories.
I may post some or all of my entries here. Other artists are doing this with me, and you can see their work here. Or you may join us

Above all: enjoy the season. I will.
Yvonne (inkyfingers)

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