In 2012, I decided I wanted to make most of the things I decorated with. (Above and the next 3 photos are from this year)
At the time, I had not been painting a lot. Sure, I had craft paints and things along with lots of other crafty things, but I had not focused on painting.
The idea was to make 6 different paintings of Christmas trees, all very different from each other. They were not meant to be masterpieces (good thing huh? LOL)... but very different to hang in a grouping.
(The below three photos were taken in 2012) The grouping itself was the focus, not the quality persay of each painting.
It was fun making up different trees to paint. Originally there were 6, The larger red one in the center bottom I do not still have. A friend of mine's daughter saw them when I posted them on my face book and wanted that one, so I gave it to her.
The others though, as you can see, I still have. I thought I had better shots of them hanging together, but if I do, I couldn't locate them right away and as you know, the post must go on ! ha ha
Now for the ornaments, I didn't paint these. I found them randomly on ebay last year and had to have them. I am not sure why. I just WANTED them. They are so whimsical.
I thought they looked like they could have come from Whoville... of maybe from a Suess Christmas somewhere. Honestly I don't know, but that is the vibe they seem to give to me. :)
This year as I was going through my boxes and tubs of Christmas decor, I saw them and put them out on my piano, not necessarily to stay there, but just getting them out till I could find the right place.
Well ! Neither of them have been moved since then and I kind of like them together there now.
Ok, it's the first day of my Christmas vacation, 10 days before I have to go back to the grind. LOL ! ...and guess what ! I have a full blown head cold ! What a present ! Right ? ! It's ok, I'm sure the worst of it will be over in the next day or two and I should be good to go on Christmas.
Hope you are all having a wonderful day.
Love you !
I found this fun snowman at Dollar General last year. It is a music box and plays March of The Toy Soldiers while the wires make it's arms go up and down as if it is Marching along.