Friday, December 26, 2008

Homemade Christmas

Well, mostly just sitting around today recuperating. I painted for a little while, a floral painting that I had started rather loosely a few days ago, and totally messed it all up. (Not a painting day) But,never know though, sometimes those total mess ups can become beautiful works. I really doubt that this one will!

This year we pretty made everything for Christmas and had a lot of fun with it. I thought I would post some of these handmade items. The girls got purses, the guys got scarves, and a few paintings were given away. Oh- and my husband made a gourd lamp for each one of our kids. Each one seemed to have a personality of it's own. Lots of fun!

I did paint a couple of abstract paintings a few days ago. It's really neat when it just sort of happens and there isn't a lot of struggling with it. One of them happened quickly and is done, but the other will still needs to be resolved.

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and are recuperating well!


Phoebe said...

Ooo...the handmade goodies look fabulous!! What a great idea!! I bet the lamps were super cute, too!! You are such a talented lady!! I'm with you...just hanging out and trying to catch my breath today after all the commotion of the holiday. *whew!* Hope you're having a great evening!

Pamela said...

Nothing nicer than seeing a finished knitted article, I bet Elsie needs some of those in her shop.
The need to clean my robe sounds just like me LOL I'm a horder from way back
Gourds as lamps, how amazing, as a child, in New Zealand, we loved to grow these & loved the weird & wonderful shapes they grew into, i must hunt some down & plant here in Australia