Deadlines. I need deadlines. This last week, I have been merrily signing up for swaps and challenges....thinking that will nudge me into action. Something needs to get me going, that is for sure. One of these nudges is to participate in Illustration Friday. I've been checking out this site for quite a while, thinking it would be fun to participate. Each Friday they announce a theme to be illustrated, using the medium of your choice. There is no category for fiber, unfortunately, so I guess I'll call my illustrations "Mixed Media". I haven't gotten the widget installed on this blog yet for IF, and truth be told, I haven't gotten my illustration of last week's theme (Soar) posted to the IF group either. Next week I'll do better. I hope. Anyway, here is my illustration of "Soar". Faithful readers of this blog will recognize this piece as one started during my Make a Bird a Day attempt at a self-imposed deadline. I'm still thinking about Bird a Day....and I'm still thinking about finishing an old project for every new one started. Just thinking, though, not doing. And that is a problem I hope to fix in this new year.