I have been thinking about my handmade Christmas card for this year when this poem came to me:
And here are some of my favorite ornaments hanging on our Christmas tree…
A handmade heart my grandma made many years ago:
An ornament saved from my childhood that reminds me of the family tree:
And one an artist friend painted:
Each one holds a special place in my heart just for me!
Wishing you a Sunny Sunday! Cheers!! 🙂
P.S. Do you have a special ornament that you cherish? I would love to hear about it!
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Tagged #adventmcr, childhood memories, Christmas, Christmas tree, family, friends, Gelli-Prints, handmade stamps, holidays, imagination, inspiration, joy, love, memories, Ornaments, poetry, Sunny Sunday, traditions
On the 3rd day of New Year’s, my true love gave to me:
3 plump Robins:
2 Doodled ornaments:
And 1 Northern Flicker in a Crab(apple) tree:
I took the bird photos from inside my kitchen window. Isn’t that male Northern Flicker (Red Shafted) just gorgeous?!
Here is a photo of all 3 doodled ornaments photographed together:
As you recall, I posted the first one (on your left) on Christmas Day.
We will take down our Christmas tree and ornaments this week. I couldn’t resist one last song for the holidays!
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Tagged birds, black and white, black micron pen, Christmas, drawing, holiday songs, humor, nature, nature photography, Norhern Flicker, Ornaments, patterns, pencil shading, Robins
Mom thought I looked cute posing with this Santa hat…
But I was having the purr-fect nap before being rudely awakened!
So I decided to attack the hat:
And since I was now AWAKE, I decided to go outside and explore:
Hmmm, this looks awfully cold…. And you know I hate getting my paws wet!
The tree looks really pretty from the DECK, don’t you agree?
Mom wanted to show you this ornament she made but since I can’t PLAY with it, I think it’s kind of boring…
I have my very own Christmas tree as all cats should!
But it is kind of boring because there aren’t any ornaments for me to REMOVE with my paws…
So guess I will go back and have another nap. The couch is the best place for a nap in case you didn’t know. Especially after all the Christmas festivities.
Hope you are having the purr-fect day like me!
Posted in Cats, Humor, Uncategorized
Tagged black cat, cats, Christmas, doodle, humor, Jack the cat, naps, Ornaments, photography, playful, Santa hat, Snow
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:
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:
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:
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:
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!
PS. How do you like my new signature “JKK” on my artwork?
Posted in Doodles, Mixed Media, Uncategorized
Tagged Art, black micron pen, Christmas, color, color pencils, cookie cutters, Copic markers, creative, doodles, memories, Ornaments, patterns, stencils, story
I have a bowl of vintage glass ornaments that remind me of Christmas past. When my hubby and I have his family to our home to celebrate Christmas Eve, I like to decorate my table with these ornaments, bells and ribbons. Add a few candles and it makes an inexpensive yet festive table!
I was thinking about these decorations when I created these three ornaments today:
My ornaments and ribbons are Gelli-printed papers I made with acrylic paints earlier this year. I like how festive this looks!
Do you have a favorite holiday ornament? I’d love to hear from you!
Happy Decorating! 😄
Posted in gelli printing, Mixed Media Collage, Uncategorized
Tagged Bells, black micron pen, Christmas, Colorful, creative, Decorating, festive, Gelli-Prints, memories, mixed media, Ornaments, pan pastels, paper collage, photography, ribbons, rubber stamps, vintage, watercolor