©2010 Leah Virsik, The Sketchbook Project Nov 26 2010 found paper 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches
I’m very fond of Angela Liguori’s blog: Edizioni. It was yesterday that I was there and saw this photo of a paper garland at Terrain and that was where I got my inspiration for the piece above. My stringing of buttons looks just like that although the paper garland is so delicate and pretty. I made a couple of the paper circle garlands. They made me so happy. There’s this hesitation of doing something that someone else has done for mostly decorative reasons. I’m procrastinating. I should be doing other worthwhile endeavors on my list but I feel like I can take this somewhere into an art project somehow. It’s now in my creative arsenal. I’ve known that when there’s something I’m really attracted to it helps when I explore that deeper and find out why I’m attracted to it.
I am made painfully aware that besides a daily creative practice I need to also undertake a daily exercise practice to at least strengthen my back. It seems so appropriate that this would come up this month.