Here’s a few things I’ve been pinning to my Valentine Board. I am so excited that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! I am working on making a very special dessert as my contribution to our Valentine’s dinner date!
Well, it’s that time of year again and I thought I would share my Christmas Card with you. This year I took my inspiration from two very talented ladies. The first being Phoebe Wahl and her beautiful artwork and the second being Mindy Gledhill and her Christmas Album.
I collaged the front of the card with a selection of vintage wrapping paper and card images that I steadily collected and then cut to my desired shape.
The back of the card has a quote from Winter Moon, and a watercolor painting that I did.
I’m really pleased with how the cards turned out and I so enjoyed working on the painting of the forest evergreens that I might just make a card next year based on a painting of mine, but I have plenty of time to think about that!
Well, its that time of year again. It is time for me to start working on my Christmas card. Which sounds just plum crazy when you say it out loud, but once I decide on a design and then shoot the photographs or make the piece, edit it and get it sent off to the printers, it is a process that needs to be started sooner rather than later.
I gave Goose Girl and Foxy a break this year and decided to go a completely different route. One of my favorite artistic mediums to work within is collaging. I was inspired by the lovely Phoebe Wahl and a set of Christmas cards she made (see below). Now, when I collage, I don’t normally make all of my pieces myself, I am inspired by other things and I use those to create the elements of each piece.
With my love of vintage patterns I set to work, finding just the right pieces to put the puzzle together. Finding bits and bobs here and there, in vintage wrapping paper and post cards, I slowly formed a collection. Below are the the first few bits I created. I played around with the potential design, but I have now settled on one and my Christmas Card is really starting to take shape.
You can feel it. You can feel the air changing. Snow is coming. It is supposed to start tonight and continue into Saturday and boy do I hope the weathermen are right, because I am ready for at least one cozy snow day. I would love more, but I don’t want to be greedy. There is just a beauty in these unexpected days that are given to you. They are a gift.
I feel like a child on the eve of Christmas or a big party, the anticipation and hope that snow brings is almost too much. I want to read a book, watch a Christmas movie, turn on my twinkle lights (yes, they are still up, it might not be Christmas, but it is still winter and the glow of my garland and little tree, brings me happiness, they will come down soon) and just be.
I grew up in the South, so the very word SNOW meant that at the grocery store bread and milk would sell out in 5 minutes flat! People are a little like that here, so we are doing a grocery run tonight, just to be on the safe side and that way if we get the blizzard conditions they are predicting, I can just watch it from my window while we make soup and homemade bread and drink copious amounts of tea and hot chocolate!
We are in our second week back from Christmas and I feel like I am crawling along, I think my adrenaline has finally caved and now I am just running on will power. It is funny, when I speak to my colleagues; everyone feels that Christmas was just so far away, so much seems to have happened between now and then. Well, even if we don’t get a snow day tomorrow, we are almost at the weekend and that is a welcomed sigh of relief, two whole days to just call our own.