Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Filling In Time Playing With Letters.

At present I am in between projects, researching for one down the track, look out for it in September, and waiting for instructions for another.

So what better way to fill the time but to doodle with some letters which will be presented to a grandson as a decoration for his room.

Otherwise I have been swimming , reading and sorting the studio. There is always some thing I can do as well as catching up on some interesting blogsites etc.

This is as far as I have been able to go until I talk to his mum re colours . 
 More on this later......


Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Wishes for 2011

Christmas a time for family, love, peace and a good wine. Being a person who possesses an interest in art, creating and appreciating others pieces I like to buy handmade decorations as compared to the commercially made products. After all it is a time for sharing be it with strangers, neighbours or my favourite people , grandchildren. My granddaughter , all of five years old loves to do art with Nana so we had a lovely day together making decorations and decorating our tree.

Family tree with handmade decorations, (2 boxes and star on top at the back.)

A special one I love which I bought at a local gift shop in a town half an hours drive away last year. It is made from soft fabric and joined together separately .

Family banner compliments from my granddaughter and me.

My Christmas pom pom made from tissue paper and not some thing one can be in a hurry to do as it tears too easily. I made about four different sizes practising and one has a scalloped edge, no limit to one's imagination.Glitter , gold stars etc are things the little hands could do to help.
I remember making the crepe paper chains each year as a child so they will be on the "new list" for 2012.

Scalloped edge version. In the background is one I made a few years ago from styrofoam balls , painted with paper cutouts added and varnished.  Some of these were also covered in Christmas fabric and coloured ribbons attatched to hang from.