Friday, November 6, 2009

Vaction Day=Scrapbooking Day

Creating a Recipe Scrapbook

November for me is the beginning of the “dark months.” The leaves are down, the daylight hours shorten, the cold sets in, and the Christmas frenzy begins.

Usually I curl up and hibernate as much as my work schedule allows, but this year I am trying to keep the depression at bay in a different way. I am going to focus my energy on creating rather than sleeping.

Leah Piken Kolidas hosts an art challenge, Art Every Day Month. This challenge is helping me move my focus from fearing winter into something positive.

Today I am taking a vacation day from work to recharge and be creative. I’m laying out the recipe scrapbook that will be my mom’s Christmas present. I decided to work outside for a little while to allow myself to feel the sun.

It is 44 degrees, and I’m in my light winter coat, but I am basking in the delicate rays of an autumn sun. It is enough to tide me over until we hit the “Indian Summer” that out weatherman is calling for in the next few days.

Follow this project's progress: Beginning Steps


  1. Very cool. I love the project for your Mom and enjoy the blog. : )

  2. This sounds like a wonderful creative gift for your mom! Best wishes on your creativity this winter.

  3. Good for you for taking a creative breather today! Such a lovely idea for your mom!!! Maybe I'll make my Mom a recipe scrapbook!

  4. Thank you all for the nice comments. I made a lot of progress today. I'll post some photos as I get more finished. Silky, if you decide to work on one, please post a link. Your work is so artistic. I love your blog:

  5. Hi!
    Thank you for visiting my blog, and your very nice comment about my painting.
    We seem to have something in common...Penn State! Our daughter is student there.
    Your Mom is a very lucky lady! She's going to love the recipe scrapbook.
    Have a nice weekend!

  6. Hello...thank you for leaving a comment at Soartful. I hope to see some of your creative sprinkle come our way. You have a very nice blog. Your bathroom is going to be gorgeous.


  7. Hi!
    Thank you for your order! I hope you enjoy the note cards. I love the name Benjamin for a cat! He's very cute, too!
    Thank you, again!


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