Yesterday was the Chinese New Year, it is the year of the dog. Stop writing Rooster on your checks.
I’m not entirely sure what one does with a talisman, but as a good luck charm I think it beats a rabbit’s foot, no bunnies are harmed. It also uses up some of those scraps you have lying around. This one is made from a piece of driftwood.
I’ve been a Michigander for many, many years, and I’ve never made peace with winter. I’m guessing I never will. Hunker down, and get through.
Without a blog, I was unable to post my Christmas card this year. Here it is!
My dear old blog that I kept from October of 2007 through October of 2017, a lovely decade, has fallen into evil hands. So many photos are gone, irretrievable, that it isn’t worth trying to put it back together again. I take this as a lesson. It is easy for us artist-types to get a grand sense of self, to think our words and images are rife with meaning, to believe the world needs our unique view. It doesn’t. Ninety nine percent of my work is really just there to offer a bit of joy, or thoughtfulness. It needn’t exist for eternity. So, farewell Leannderthal, I will miss you, but maybe I’ll make something better. I start anew.