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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Prioritizing

It's well beyond time to priortize and get my Christmas baking, house decorating, gift wrapping in order.


But most of all, it's well and truly time to bid the little band of bloggers who sometimes or oftimes visit my virtual studio here at Ragzedge a most joyous holiday season, full of good cheer and culinary treats, peace of heart and mind, along with good company--even if it be only your own.



May the joy and good will that fills the air at Christmas linger through the long cold nights of winter and spread its warm embrace through the New Year ahead!

(thanks to Kim Klassen for background texture and Shadowhouse Creations for brushes used to enhance the digital edition of this Christmas card originally made with painted paper towels torn into shapes)


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The Maxim of the Week is taking a little break but will have an epiphany on January 6, 2013.

8 comments:

  1. I plan on spending time playing in my art journal today and will try out the paper towel technique ;) Wishing you many Christmas blessings.

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    1. Danielle,
      Playing in your art journal sounds the perfect way to spend Christmas Eve eve! Some time ago I made up a whole batch of painted paper towel paper and am still drawing from that stash. After roughly applying paint to the towels, I crumpled them into balls to let them dry, unfolded them and painted the ridges with gold or silver paint, let it all dry again, then ironed them (under a piece of protective paper) to flatten the ridges but still leave the textures they'd made. I also use paper towels to texturize or blot paint in my journal and save those towels to use in future collages, making (almost) instant handmade papers. Waste not want not!

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  2. This is a wonderful piece...full of good wishes! I will be looking at my paper towels in a new and different way! Peace and Joy!

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  3. Blue Sky,
    You'll never be able to throw another paper towel away again...well, depending on what you wipe up with it, that is.

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  4. Merry Christmas to you. I hope the new year brings you love, happiness and creativity!!

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    1. Diva,
      I wish you the same. Thank you for your visits and encouragement and sweet best wishes.

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  5. Lovely cards! I hope you're having a nice break... and wish you a happy new year.

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    1. :)li,
      Having a lovely quiet indoorsy time. Bonne et joyeuse année à toi!

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