One of my favorite paintings and some simple salt dough hearts… Became some pretty Matisse inspired Christmas ornaments.
The dolphin was an early symbol in Christian art. Because dolphins swim alongside boats, they represent Christ who guides believers to heaven. More about the dolphin as a symbol for Christ can be read here. More importantly to me, dolphins grieve and mourn their young. The reason I chose dolphins for […]
There’s an Icon exhibit coming up at a nearby church I’ve been visiting. I decided to turn this drawing into a stamp. And then, just as I was about to start, I remembered how easily the last stamp split and cracked after a few uses. So I decided to carve […]
A simple pencil drawing from my sketchbook inspired these little reindeer. I used cardboard from my recycle bin, twigs from my yard, strips of an old curtain panel, and some different glitters. They would make sweet tags for gifts or ornaments for the tree. I clipped them onto a cord […]
We’ve had our first bit of cold air in central Texas. And you know what that means! The holidays are here! Hope you’re having a wonderful week, thanks for coming by!
And I really mean ‘last minute’ ! After three weeks of illness with my angel, Knox, I feel like this Christmas season has slipped right by me. I’ve sent no Christmas cards. I’ve made no fudge. I’ve done little shopping. Having a little something for our post-man, banker, therapists, etc..always […]
I save all my pretty paper scraps and glue them together. Sandwiching them between translucent paper and sewing around the edges turns them into beautiful tags. I used a bunch of Christmas scraps and made some more! Check them out at JRU Studio and see how easy it is to […]
These are miniature book ornaments from my childhood. I’ve always loved them. They are complete with miniature text, pictures, and sheet music. These little books inspired me to make up my own ornaments using some of my family’s favorite titles. I’ve bought most of my books at used book stores, […]
My first Christmas project of the year! I sculpted two angel wings out of Sculpey UltraLight clay. Then I took a 6″x6″ canvas and covered it with fiber paste just like I did with these smaller canvases. I pressed the words “Tidings of Joy” into the paste while it was […]