I'm working on a project for Tending The Fire (http://www.nurturearts.com), the art project my friends Gwen, Celeste and I are developing. If you haven't visited me over there stop on by. I have a feeling you'll love it.
And so the shortest day came, and the year died And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world Came people singing, dancing, To drive the dark away. ... They lighted candles in the winter trees; They hung their homes with evergreen; They burned beseeching fires all night long To keep the year alive. And when the new year's sunshine blazed awake They shouted, reveling. Through all the frosty ages you can hear them Echoing behind us - listen! All the long echoes, sing the same delight, This Shortest Day, As promise wakens in the sleeping land: They carol, feast, give thanks, And dearly love their friends, And hope for peace. And now so do we, here, now, This year and every year. Welcome Yule!
I am totally stealing this idea! I may not even wait for my birthday. August is so far away! Maybe I'll have an unbirthday party. I'll invite my art friends, serve some tasty treats, throw up some tables and get down to making, chattering, getting to know my friends better, laughing, lots of laughing, and eating. Cannot forget the tasty part.
Sadly, I forgot to take a photo of the tasty yesterday. The snacks were yummy. The best of all was the almond mini-pies Dawn brought. Did you know there was such a thing as a mini-pie maker? I know, me neither. And she filled those delicious mini-pies with almond filling and dusted the top with powdered sugar and toasted almond slices mmmm.... I cannot believe I only ate a half a pie. I woke up this morning thinking about the deliciousness of it.
I had great fun finishing up a few journal covers.