Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Journal



A new journal begun…such a good thing to have a few going at once—different books holding different thoughts & ideas…

DSC01812_edited-1 {no watercoloring in this journal—my other favorite—a Moleskine journal.  Smooth, beautiful pages that make writing on them a joy}

This new one, solely devoted to Christmas.  It may be all filled up this year, or it may spill over to Christmases yet to come…time will tell…


While looking for images, I picked the ones that sparked something in me—be it memory, nostalgia, magical childhood feelings of Christmas joy—or they just made me smile…


And then, I just started writing.  This will be fun—looking forward to the holiday memories it will bring out of me…

For even more Christmas joy, stop over and visit my good friend Meri

She creates vintage wonders like no one else, and she’s giving away two FABULOUS wreaths! 

Wishing you many happy thoughts of Christmas…


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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Past


Vintage Christmas or Retro Christmas…I can never decide which makes me happier…


I guess I’ll just take both of them—equally!  There’s something so elegant and magical about the beautiful Victorian style at Christmas time…


…and something so wonderfully kitschy, nostalgic & childlike about Christmas retro-style…

DSC01755_edited-1 {fabulously retro bits from Vintage Street Market: old dresden Santa, vintage Christmas seal, old buttons in Christmasy colors, a bingo card & a wonderful, old red plastic “Merry Christmas” hanger}

A couple of projects made this week for the season: a little card all ready to give and an ornament to keep for our tree…


All bits used for both come from the wonderful Vintage Street Market—chock-full of authentic vintage elements to make any of your projects just right…


For instance, for the Santa ornament, Santa is an original piece of Victorian scrap—was so hard to glue him in place!  But I love the results…old golden tinsel, vintage Christmas sheet music, and a bit of vintage dresden that I love so much-- “Merry Christmas”, it says…


Wishing you all a wonderfully festive start to the Christmas season!


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Eyes Wide Open


December already…can you believe it?!  At this oh, so busy & wonderful time of the year, I’m finding that my art journal keeps me sane…


…not as much time to disappear up to “my room” to create things right now, so pages already painted can be added to & written on while sitting with my family enjoying time together…creativity can continue…just not while hiding upstairs!


Don’t you just love the face on this little girl?!  Can you remember a time when you were so surprised you looked like this?  I can thing of a few times in my own life—great memories!


SO many things to be grateful for—especially at this time of the year.  And I’m grateful for my family that keeps me so busy…lucky, lucky me!

Wishing you all a glorious start to the season…


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