Shelley made THE MOST ADORABLE card/ornament this year based on Folk Art Bottle Whimseys, which are simply one of my favorite folk art. I was completely blown away! And so thrilled to be the receptient! She talks about her magical creation here. Thank you so very much!
David Airey is hacked off and I don't blame him. You must read his story here about his personal website being illegally snatched by a cyber-bandit. While you are there, take a look at the alphabet, but not as we know it.
This is really a family Kansas/Texas family post. We had a grand night of food and games after a wonderful Christmas day. Guest include my sister-in-law, brother-in-law, mother/father-in-law (no links available ;0 ) and my mom.
I am so happy to be a blogger, to have met all of you, to share in so many creative endeavors. I can't say thank you enough for all the love, support, prayers that I needed this year. You are all so generous with me! I am humbled.
Got our Christmas cards printed today ... late ... but at least it is not after Christmas. Family trickling in. This year we decided to recycle our own posessions for gifts. Give someone something that you love but are not using anymore. That is an easy task for me, I have lots of stuff I love, don't use anymore and I know someone in my family will get some use out of it. My sister-in-law is always easy to shop/give to but one confession ... I did buy her something new at Fiber Fest vendor night. I started wrapping up Christmas tonight.
Storm on the horizon for Illustration Friday. This is a large painting hanging in the dining room that my son and I painted with latex paint on masonite. In remembrance of a big thunder storm we had seen while in Texas and I wanted to show him that painting a memory was not that difficult. That even latex house paint could convey our magical night ... we painted it in a couple
He is the light reflected in my eye! and me for Self-Portrait Tuesday. My little sniper and his new paintball gun. Me, cleaning, washing dogs, mopping floors, unloading firewood ... still no idea for Christmas card ... maybe New Year Card is in order. ;)
Here are some Holiday tags (printable pdf files) for you. Inspired by Camilla's 2007 and 2006 free gift tags. And also that I have been sitting here at my computer for hours trying to conjure up a Christmas card I can produce in a day! Ho Ho Ho. Jenny has those adorable holiday dangles.
Also found Scribd that allows you to upload pdf files (blogger does not).
Eleanor Pritchard's body of work drawing inspiration from the collection of English samplers in the Victoria and Albert Museum, and reflecting on the voices of embroiderers from hundreds of years ago. The work offers a contemporary take on folk traditions, reinterpreting age old skills in a new contex (seen below).
Manon Gignoux creates fabric sculptures, dressed objects, clothes and accessories – each piece is unique. (photo below)
The trees are up but I am down in my back. That is always so labor intensive ... ladder climbing, stair climbing, on my knees in crawl spaces finding boxes of Christmas decoration. But we are well on our way to getting the house ready for Santa and family soon to be here.
I am starting to feel a little Christmas card panic! Tara has designed her card and put them in the mail.
And Shelley sent me the lovely pink Christmas card/ornament all the way from Oklahoma! I thought of her today when I saw the news about those terrible ice storms in her area.
I hung more branches from the ceiling with some white paper lanterns and now I need to make some small paper snow flakes to go with.