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Alice’s Tree

I really enjoy the spontaneity of creating and the memories that come with art making.

Since I have been using cookie cutters as stencils for my art this week, I decided on a tree shape today:

Tree cookie cutter

But after three days of black and white doodles, I needed COLOR!

So I added a tint of color with Copic markers over my doodle:

Tree doodle with markers

The patterns and wonkiness reminded me of Alice in Wonderland!  LOL!

This got me thinking about a friend of mine, Alice who used to decorate her Christmas tree with hand-blown glass ornaments that her nephew made – kind of like this one:

Hand blown ornament

I have this one hanging in my bathroom in front of a window.  (Please ignore the dust…)

I always thought my friend’s tree looked so magical with large one-of-a- kind ornaments hanging from its limbs and the light reflecting off the glass.  A little like the colors of my tree with color pencils added:

Tree Doodle complete

I miss my dear friend, Alice who passed away many years ago.  Yet, when I look at my glass ornament, I am reminded of our friendship and her colorful tree!

May the memories of your loved ones spark happiness in your heart today!

Cheers!  🙂

PS.  How do you like my new signature “JKK” on my artwork?

“Every Time A Bell Rings…

An angel gets his wings,” says Zuzu Bailey in the movie, It’s A Wonderful Life.

This classic movie starring James Stewart and Donna Reed is one of my favorite holiday movies.  So I created this doodle today in remembrance:

Bell Doodle

I used a bell cookie cutter shape (see yesterday’s post) for my stencil:

Christmas Cookie Bell

I think what I like most about this movie is the message.  Sometimes I don’t feel like I make much of a difference in other people’s lives but the movie reminds me that it is the little things that I do that can have a big impact on other’s lives.  A smile to a stranger, mailing a card to a friend who is sick or perhaps buying a bag of groceries for someone who is hungry.

It isn’t the big expensive gifts that people remember but kindness shown by a stranger.

Cheers Friends!  🙂