Okay, I should have posted this earlier today, since, at least in Tennessee where I grew up, on the first day of every month, you’re supposed to say “Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” before you say anything else and before you get out of bed. Then you’re supposed to exit the bed by climbing out over the foot of it.
This little critter stamp I carved also kicks off my participation in Leah Piken Kolidas‘s November “art every day” challenge. See the elegant little periwinkle colored button over there on the right? If you want to play, too, click here to read more about it and to pick one of several great buttons she’s designed for the event for your own blog.
I may be out of my mind. November is . . . well, November. Leading up to the holidays. The month of Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. The month First Child comes home for a visit for the first time since heading off to his third year of college back in August. The month of Second Child’s trimester exams at school. The month I’ll be out of town for any number of days. The month of ramping up the holiday gift crafting.
And, oh, yeah, a pretty heavy duty month at work.*
But we’ll give it a shot. I don’t promise to post something I’ve actually created myself every day, but I’m going to try hard to meet the challenge and post something having to do with my (or someone else’s) art every day.
Or some found art.
Or something from the literary arts.
Or the martial arts (I knew I should have gotten a nice photo of the first board I broke–I splintered it so artistically).
And maybe–if I can find a way to keep the intended recipients from peeking–I can use this as an incentive to get some art-related gifts done and posted.
BTW, I’ll send a litte handmade rabbit, rabbit, rabbit gift to the first person who posts a comment that successfully explains where the first-day-of-the-month rabbit ritual comes from. Leave your email so I can get in touch with you.
*Could I make a believable case for deadline meeting to be an art?