Most winters I take a little time off to play for a bit with new mediums, or new structures. It’s a way to relax for a bit and explore with absolutely no pressure. Sometimes doing something entirely new is lovely and relaxing and refreshing.
Codex: noun, plural co·di·ces [koh-duh-seez, kod–uh-].
a quire of manuscript pages held together by stitching: the earliest form of book, replacing the scrolls and wax tablets of earlier times.
a manuscript volume, usually of an ancient classic or the Scriptures.
Archaic. a code; book of statutes.
Origin: 1575–85; <Latin c?dex, caudex tree-trunk, book (formed originally from wooden tablets); cf. code
It’s lovely to work with a group of like minded creative individuals and I was so happy to see some of my favorite artists (Hello Ana Buzzalino!) taking the class as well. You don’t always need to take a class to learn something – sometimes it is wonderful to just be spurred on by others.
I had already been playing with watercolor and had leftover strips laying around that were perfect for experimenting with our first challenge: creating accordion books.
I was enjoying the idea, not even worrying about what I’ll do with them. I sat about for a while then decided to write some of my favorite quotes on the pages.
What are some of your favorite inspirational and aspirational quotes?