Well the time has come...... I can not believe that another year has flown by me! I want to wish everyone a great , happy and safe New Year!!!!
I am not making any major resolutions..... just a promise to myself to try new things and not be so focused on disappointment. Things are not always as they seem and sometimes what things are not ....... make them more beautiful.
Due to my children starting Christmas break early ( snowstorm cancelled the last 3 days of school before Christmas break!), I have been working on little no brainer projects. So here are a few that I will have in my shop later today.
I was a bit panicked about starting Christmas break early..... what to do to fill the boys days before Christmas .Their excitement is spilling out of them and often resulting in massive fights and feelings getting hurt. This morning I was getting some laundry together when my youngest asked my oldest " Hey , you want to build a Thomas track with me?"........ well Thomas is an old dear friend whom I just can not get rid of. I have him and all his friends packed neatly away in the back of the closet.
I had to contain my OCD knowing that all the well organized tracks would be a big heap of craziness...... and my heart tickled a bit knowing that although they are big , they are still my little guys. They worked together and built their track..... it took up the entire room ( really my youngest room however we have not made the big switch with their beds). Now remember they are 9.5 and 7 so they played a bit differently ...... Thomas was not your average "useful engine" as the story would have him..... instead the trains were involved in a battle with their army planes. I can not complain, I did laundry, had coffee and took a shower without a fight breaking out. Now the afternoon could be different , but for now ...... bliss!
Can you believe it??? We have just had a huge snow storm and it looks like it will be sticking around for a while. I like having snow on the ground for Christmas. The boys have certainly enjoyed it.
I have been trying to catch all my favorite Holiday shows before Christmas. I love all the classic kid shows but I have my few Modern favorites as well. I just finished "The family stone" for the 2nd time this season. I just love it. It has a good balance of happy yet sad. I am that kinda gal. I like the joy of the season, but somehow there is always a bit of sorrow deep down. It is like the Judy Garland rendition of " Have yourself a Merry little Christmas". Just a touch of melancholy. Not enough to overpower the Merriment, just enough to appreciate what we all still might have around us.
I just finished this collage. I will post this as well as two others tomorrow. I was able to put some more pendants in my etsy shop earlier this evening.
It has been a loooong time since my last post. I am not sure why. I think I am wrapped up in a tornado and I am just fighting to keep my feet on the ground. I am going through an artistic slump I believe. I need to figure out what my next move is and what feels right.
The boys are really getting excited for Christmas. I can say that I am almost done with my shopping, I just have to figure out the time to wrap!!!!
That is the title of this new piece.... minus the wish part. I have been working on new pieces despite my absence to the blog world and etsy. My shop has been so slow and all my B&M stores are stocked, so I slowed things down a touch. I want to figure out what my next move is. I got into a rut or rather a safe zone, so I need to break out and try new things. I want to get excited about making something again.
This piece is not quite finished. I have to add some strings from the kids to the birds or maybe not , I am not sure yet!
I hope to catch up to my intended projects soon!!! Funny how life sometimes has other plans. I have been in the kids school a lot ..... the Christmas decorations are complete..... so I just have to squeeze in my youngest sons birthday shopping, an open house for the studio where I teach.... and a birthday party in the next 3 days. Oh almost forgot, I have to figure out dinner plans and try to hide the 3 loads of laundry I conveniently washed but have not had the desire to put away. There..... my list is complete.
Anyway, December is about enjoying family and the stuff that happens while avoiding laundry. So I think I have accomplished both!
( *** forgot about the haircuts my boys so desperately need.... I'll do that in the 25 th hour of the day! I can dream can't I?? )