Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I have decided that 2009 will be my year of creativity. This sweet little metal dove was given to me at Christmas by the Tuckers. Today I made a beaded hanger for her and put her in the tree beneath an existing dove's nest. This nest though sloppy it may look is one of the nicest doves' nests that I have seen. I thought my little bird could symbolize the peace and creativity I would like to experience in this coming year. I think I will name her Maizey.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
The Magisterium coach from the Golden Compass and the little Corgi copy I found at Big Lots. In spite of all the dire warning e-mails I received about this movie we watched it anyway as I don't believe my faith could be shaken by something such as this. The movie had some wonderful creativity in it although overall I don't even remember that much about it. I did find this vehicle quite enchanting and was delighted that Mandy negotiated it for me as it was the only one of it's kind in the store. It makes me happy. Next I want the cat bus from "My Neighbor Totoro."
Saturday, December 27, 2008
My grandson Jack made me a picture of the Tour d'Eiffel or ifl tower for Christmas. All of my family have indulged my obsession with a Parisian journey. Maybe in the next couple of years, I can actually make it happen. I so love Jack's phonetic spelling. Makes so much sense.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
This is one of the few Christmas pictures I have from childhood. I am 6 yrs. old and my baby sister Mona is 6 weeks old. I still remember what a warm delightful little bundle she felt in my arms. Man, I sure do remember how I loved those skunk houseslippers. Ah-sweet nostalgia!
And gosh, mom, do you think my bangs were short enough?
This is a Myrick family Christmas story. My husband is the surprised looking baby in the center. Denny's uncle was quite the amateur photographer. Every year he would take a picture of Mildred and Fran's (Den's parents) kids for their Christmas card. On this particular year, he came unannounced while Mildred was out. Fran and Bill set this up and took a picture. Mildred was furious when she came home and realized the kids were not cleaned up. The picture was not used for Christmas but I have always loved it. These babies are now 64, 67 and 70 years old.
Friday, December 19, 2008
This completely delightful illustration is from a book called "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." I remember kids checking this out when I volunteered at the school library. I think I will be purchasing this book soon. The illustrations are incredible. So instead of wrapping gifts as I should be doing I'm in here messing around which is what I really love doing. How can hours go by so fast when I am tuned in to other people's minds through their blogs. This is from a blog by a paper artist, called d.Sharp Journal. I love her things and may try to get myself one of the Eiffel tower candy holders. Instead of fulfilling my dream to go to Paris, I will probably just keep collecting Eiffel tower kitsch.
These 3 little red candleholders I bought at IKEA right after it opened are one of the best purchases I ever made. Their usual place is right here on my kitchen window sill. They are a lovely little energy source, remind me of the blessed Trinity and give me a sense of calm. Until I looked at this photo, I also never realized how much I enjoy the view from my kitchen window. 3 is a magic number!