Writing seems to be taking over a lot of my time now. I am creating some art but not as involved with challenges as I was.
Year of Firsts
My first for this past week was actually using the snowblower all on on own - from taking it out, to snowblowing our long driveway, moving the car and all the sidewalks. A huge job. I have only ever used it with my husband, to give him a short break. It took we well over an hour to do the whole thing. We got about a foot of snow. I must say, I was pretty proud of myself, e and my husband was so glad to come home to a clear driveway!
I did create some ATCs this week for some swaps
I did a few faces this week, only a couple I was okay with. I'm trying different techniques and using different media. (Check here for info on this fun challenge).
cut and paste:
watercolour crayon (a first as well)
I have read 14 books so far - you can check the books in the above tab.
After shoveling for 30 minutes on Thursday, the shadows on the snow were so lovely I had to get my camera. We have such high mounds now I have no idea where it will go when we get more this weekend. What a winter it has been for so many of us in N.A.!
Huge evergreen in our front yard, weighed down with snow.
Huge mounds surrounding our sidewalks.
I had to dig out the fire hydrant in the corner of our yard!
Be sure to check here for wonderful shadows from around the world.
I have been fighting with my computer the past few days. 3 times yesterday i finally just pulled the plug and then left it over night to stew! Today I had to restore to an earlier date but it is still not fight. I have lost icons (date.security/internet info usually on the bottom right and can't seem to restore those. Grr!
So, Sunday's wrap-up is on Monday.
This past week has been a busy one - writing wise. It also resulted in a number of firsts!
I hired an editor for my first editing of 2 of my novels. I should hear by the end of next week what her recommendations are.
I took part in my first ever twitter Pitch party - through the Women's Fiction Writers Association on Jan. 31. I had to pitch my novel "Love Has No Age" to see if agents were interested.
My first ever request from an agent for one of my novels! I submitted a query and the first 50 pages for consideration.
I am not sure how long I have to wait.
I also submitted my first non-fiction piece for a contest with the CBC - a 1200+ piece entitle "Third's the Charm".
I also submitted my first children's story for a holiday writing contest for "Highlight's".
It was a busy week trying to get all the writing revised, edited and in proper form. Now comes the waiting!
I completed February calendar for Kathryn's wheel (check my previous post)
My daily art for February will be creating 29 Faces. Faces have always been a challenge for me, so thought this would be a fun challenge.
Feb. 1 and 2 - This was an art activity I always did with my classes - Cut a face in half and draw the other half.
Feb. 3 This time I chose a face and then gessoed it and drew over it.
I have been enjoying the prompts from Journal 52.
Last week was "Building character"
This coming week it is abstract - the suggestion was to drop paint and draw around shapes. This was a fun exercise. I need to do more drawing on it though - not quite done.