Tolkien, artist

Moving Ever Closer and Holiday Cards

 I am still getting a few friends who are exchanging addresses with me for holiday cards and I'm delighted with the requests. I have been getting great cards from friends, both old and new, and I cherish each one at this time of the year. They are small pieces of bright sunshine for the next year - reminders that I don't walk this earth alone but that others who share my interests are there walking next to me in spirit. That's just huge for me.

Writing
I wish I had good handwriting, but my handwriting really sucks. Maybe
if I had good handwriting I would enjoy the physical act of writing more?

I keep being tempted by the open page. Since so many of my friends are authors, I keep being tempted to put pen to page and write a short story or two. But I know I am no author, even though I can see a plot and even though I sometimes can turn a pretty phrase. I actually compose better while behind the wheel of my car. I have a digital recorder at the shop that I bought a couple of years ago to help me with a specific task. If I remember when I drop by the shop to label the mail I am shipping today, maybe I'll grab that and take it along with me. I can try things on my own and never let them see the light of day unless I am happy with them. So, I'll be patient on this because I have enough things that I play with. I don't need to add another thing to my already overflowing plate.

Solstice
Solstice, no matter where it is welcomed, is
always a day of celebration. When the sun
returns, it is magical.

And today is my "studio day" so I have errands all over town. The roads have improved, so I don't think I'll have any great difficulty in getting to and from the places that I need to go, but we'll get another 2"-4" of snow later today. I need to be focused and get my errands completed so that I can everything completed properly since Solstice is next Tuesday. My DH says that celebrating Christmas gives him a few extra days that he will happily take, so we celebrate both holidays, but my heart is with the rhythms of the universe, not arbitrary dates.
I wish I had good handwriting, but my handwriting really sucks

My writing used to be really neat. Since writing on the PC, I rarely if ever write with a pen except for shopping lists, and it has really deteriorated, which is sad, as there was nothing more thrilling to me than a new A4 lined pad, a good pen, and a story in my mind.

Have a good day!
My handwriting has always sucked air. I got a C in penmanship in 4th grade and it has never improved since then. I have no idea why I consider myself an artist, but I handle writing instruments a bit differently when I work in my sketchbooks. Oh well, there are always fonts on my computer :-)))

- Erulisse (one L)
I handle writing instruments a bit differently when I work in my sketchbooks.

There it is then.

If you do ever write something, though, I would love to read it :)
Oh, and my best gifts ever when I was growing up were the big 64 Crayola Crayon boxes with the sharpener built in to the side. Best. Gift. Ever.

- Erulisse (one L)
Heee, I'm one of the rarest of all creatures - a physician with legible handwriting. Saves me a lot of phone calls. ;)

ETA: And if you do decide to write something, I'll read it. :D

Edited at 2010-12-15 12:04 pm (UTC)
Oh...you ARE a rare bird.

My handwriting is quite legible, but utterly lacks elegance which I've always wanted to have. I've even practiced calligraphy for hours on end and still have been unable to achieve flourish in my penmanship. I'm sure that your writing, in addition to being legible, has character. Mine is totally boring :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Nah, my handwriting's actually pretty boring, and my attempts at drawing anything would make a cat laugh. I can do a very rough sketch to get a point across in a pinch, but I'm definitely no Frank Netter.