I'M sure you did notice. I wonder how many seconds of extra daylight we added today? I tried Wikipedia, but am not going to suggest you try and figure out the formula for this particular question. Argh! Math!
I went Christmas shopping downtown today after work. Wandering from store to store, it seemed a little bit like Bedford Falls. Just a little bit, and I think that was mainly due to the snow.
I went to the toy store, Let's Play. They have the neatest toys and you can say something like, "She's 10 and a good reader and likes games and puzzles," and Shirley will find something just right.
If the walking hadn't been so slick and hazardous I would have had more fun, but I did find presents for five people in one store - at Artfull Garden. I felt so proud of myself for choosing that store! It was difficult not to buy something for myself, but I resisted. Proud of myself again.
I have been working on gesso resist at home. Above is a sample of the paper I painted bright pink then stamped with purple. I then washed it with yellow ochre acrylic paint and water. (No one at work mentioned my brownish-yellow "fingernail polish.") I let the paper dry in between paintings - well, I let it dry as long as is possible for me.
After the "wash," when the paper was still a little damp and sticky, I rubbed on a little gold lumiere. Thennnnnnn ..........
I cut up some of the paper to make little gift tags. I put sumi paper inside and a piece of yarn tied it all together.
They don't look very holiday-ish, but I think they will suit some purpose or other. Best get off to bed. It's been a long day - femminismo
p.s. That Bedford Falls image may be copyrighted ... or not.