Study book #3 and the ritual of its archiving

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esults of consistency, L to R: Study Books May 2010-May 2014, Cabbage 2014

I baby my study books. Every time one is finished, it gets archived, a self satisfying ritual I’ve come up with. The book gets a uniform look with a business card on the outside so that in case it were to get lost the owner is notified, on the inside page, the start and end dates get penned in permanent ink. Then, all the ones prior to the current book come out and I peruse through them half gloating, half amused but always completely refreshed. The books are very personal and by being that, they tell you your artistic journey to you. You see your struggles and the successes, draw lessons and energy for one more of these study books. This part is the highlight of ending one. Being an engineer by religion, I gather statistics too and try to correlate data e.g. number of sketches to number of frame worthy paintings and having made no correlation, I retire these books back to their place of archival – the garage.

Until May 22, when my Study Book #4 arrives, I will just paint more to get over #3.

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Wrapping Xmas 2013

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I happened to see a sale sign in a hobby shop which was letting us have 4 sheets of stiff paper for a $1. Treat! Top left, Chinese takeout box made without any cuts except for the part where the opposite flaps engage eachother. Teal box made for neighbor’s daughter who is into Teal these days along with my regular recycled magazine paper bows. 20131221-143538.jpg

Now for some exhibition of this year’s paper ornaments. Check them out –

http://www.flickr.com/photos/taswiir/sets/72157638687368794/

 

My butterfly

My older son leaves his day care tomorrow. I am heartbroken. Cupcakes to celebrate his metamorphosis from a 2 year caterpillar into a 5 year old butterfly.

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Not writing much as find this transition too anxiety filled for myself and my husband. Made some wine bags for the greatest teachers ever that blessed my son at this early age.

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The duo.

The duo. by Taswiir
The duo., a photo by Taswiir on Flickr.

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A lot of people helped me through the pregnancy, the delivery and are still helping me to this day. I don’t know how to show my appreciation- everyone has everything they really need – I want to give them a part of me. So my sketches are turning into bags. Once I am done, I will add fresh flowers to the bags before I send this token the recipients’ way.

Original sketches, therefore bags NOT WATERPROOF NOR WATER RESISTANT!

Jammies – resurrected! If you recognize the fabric it is from my old pyjamas!

Via Flickr:
A lot of people helped me through the pregnancy, the delivery and are still helping me to this day. I don’t know how to show my appreciation- everyone has everything they really need – I want to give them a part of me. So my sketches are turning into bags. Once I am done, I will add fresh flowers to the bags before I send this token the recipients’ way.