Seth Apter has a call to take a photo of your studio table and play along with over 100 other participants today. Seth is always great for group activities and he makes everyone feel most welcome. My studio table is actually pretty neat for me, since we are moving soon, most of my studio is packed up and I have been creating mostly journal pages with recycled collage bits and paint. This photo was taken yesterday as I was working in my journal.
Half way through the day I realized it was my Mother’s birthday. She’s been gone for 33 years now and while I never forget her birthday it always sneaks up on me sometime during that day. I was creating a tree, a living being for the Mix-it-Monthly challenge and the Art-Journal-Journey challenge and my whole theme in my head shifted to Treasured memories and what kind of life I was now living that was different from my Mom’s. I am sure she is laughing somewhere at how much I haven’t changed since I was a girl….and how the perfectionist in her would want to tidy my table oh so desperately, even though it’s not really messy at all.