Eleven years ago, yesterday, was my last post on my blog. I’ve been wanting to start this back up…for a while now. I think it will be much more convenient using the app on my phone. I have no idea if anyone will ever read it, because people just don’t read blogs much anymore with everyone having Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. But I’m gonna put it out there anyway because I have a lot of fans (of my art) and maybe they might enjoy reading about my life!
I am participating in the Creative Christmas Show at Essa Arts, a local gallery, gift shop and studio. I contributed five of my paintings, some letter tiles (to add to what’s already there) and some ornaments. My large painting of the Christmas tree cakes sold right away and I’m super excited about that! It was such a nice atmosphere with live music, drinks and yummy snacks (including Christmas Tree Cakes!) I of course had to buy a few things from my favorite Christmas crafter, the Attic Rescue League (my friend Rene). She creates the most amazing pieces from vintage Christmas items. I have so many of her creations decorating my house for the Holidays!
I’m so looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving this week with family and friends – and also kicking off the Holidays with some decorating for Christmas. Do you know what I’m gonna try this year? Tinsel! It’s probably going to be the biggest headache ever, but I sooooo love the vintage look. So I’m gonna try it this year, just this once, to see if it’s worth it. I remember when I was a kid we always had tinsel on the tree. And get this, we saved it and reused it year after year (even though it probably only cost around $.75). When we took it down after Christmas we had to perfectly lay each strand in a sheet of foil that would get folded up and tucked safely away in the box of decorations to use for next year. It is so funny to me, now, that my used to save the tinsel. But when I was a kid, I thought that was the only way to do it! So we will see how much I love the tinsel next weekend when we put up the Christmas tree.
We actually have two trees. Im so into vintage Christmas, so my second tree is filled with authentically vintage Shiny Brite ornaments! I love them so much and the tree always looks amazing! Here’s a pic from last year – or maybe two years ago, lol