Happy New Year!
Wondering where to begin on the blog this month,
I looked to see which artists from the past were born in January.
Happily, I discovered JRR Tolkien,
author and illustrator,
was born on January 3, 1892.
Creator of Elves and Orcs, Hobbits and Ringwraiths,
Tolkien originally intended his books to be children's books
(for older children, I hope).
Anyway, I was planning that "B" would be for batik,
but the 10-pound block of wax I ordered yesterday
hasn't been delivered yet.
And this is because "P" stands for procrastination.
"Procrastination is like a credit card:
it's a lot of fun
until you get the bill."
A good reminder at the beginning of the new year...