To all my blogging and non-blogging friends, regular and irregular visitors, commenters and non-commenters, a very happy Christmas, Hanukah and/or however else you celebrate, and may 2009 bring peace and joy and good will and creative enthusiasm to all.
UPDATE TO LAST POST: I sent the flying shoe image to the Letters page of my local paper, the Camden New Journal and they printed it (December 23) under the heading: BUSH SHOE ATTACK WAS A REAL FEAT.
All of a sudden I got the urge to paint the wall behind my shawl-covered keyboard to look like it was a space extending beyond the room. So I got out the acrylics and the brushes and started following the lines and colours of the beautiful ethnic shawl as if they were penetrating the wall. I love the feeling of painting on the large solid surface of a wall, so much more satisfying than canvas or paper. That's what drew me to study mural painting in Mexico and later I actually was a mural painter for a while - I'm gathering some photos which I'll post on another page shortly.
Anyway the current project is under way and has gone through various changes, some of which I photographed. I'll post the final result when ready. Following a creative impulse without making a plan as to where it's going has unexpected results and so now there's also a trompe l'oeil version of a small painting/construction on the adjoining wall.
Maybe I'll be inspired to start learning the keyboard again.