Saturday, December 19, 2009

More work included in the giVeaWay

Sheep on a Ball 12X12
Kids in a Box, collage on a 12X12 canvas
#4 Stamps, on a 6"x6" canvas

Circus tent, 6"X12", collage on canvas, coated in bees wax

"Cake the Best Reason for a Birthday" 6"x6"
Butterfly Circus, 18"X18" canvas

Robot Queen (big) 25"X12"
Home 5"x7" frame
12"x18" collage on paper
I always meant to add these things to my Etsy shop, but I never did. As part of the giveaway you can choose from any of these items too. The are mostly collages on canvas coated in acrylic sealer.

hO hO hO: A Give Away

Sooooo, I made this Etsy shop, but I never really liked it and I mostly avoided it and never really finished it. I'm planning better options to sell my work later starting in January.

I would like to make your Christmas Merry and Bright by giving you your choice of work from my Etsy site.

Check the site, , pick something you like, and leave me a comment telling me what you like and why. The winner will be chosen Monday, Dec. 21st at 12:00 p.m. Eastern.

p.s. we are celebrating Christmas today! I stayed up way too late making Noah a "creation station" and adding a pink sink to Ellie's kitchen, but they loved them this morning, so who cares if I feel like I could fall over. I'll take pictures sometime.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Traditions: Introducing the floor picnic

Now that things have calmed down a little I'm starting to get excited about Christmas, and since Christmas is tomorrow I better be excited. Sorry, I should explain....we are one of those uprooted families with no extended family within several hundred miles, therefore on holidays we travel. Therefore, we pick a convenient day and call it Christmas. Therefore, we have our own crazy traditions and our kids are a little confused why other people only have one Christmas day and we have 3.

Introducing the floor picnic! Years ago, in our prechildren era, my hubby and I would go to the grocery store and purchase whatever food looked delicious and could be eaten immediately. We would come home with cheeses, crackers, fruit, yummy deli things and probably a tube of refrigerated cookie dough to be eaten raw. Once home we would park ourselves on the floor with wine and a movie and have our floor picnic. These days floor picnics have moved to the table (3 year old + raw cookie dough + wool rug = not a good idea) but they are just as festive.

So, tomorrow night rather than slaving over a holiday meal I will be dining on sushi, cookie dough and whatever else suits our fancy.

MeRRy ChRiStmAs!

Friday, December 11, 2009

oUr cHriStmAs

Our nativity does contain a knight and a few pirates...
Our advent calendar is made of tags that get clipped to treat filled "take out" boxes....
And even though you can't tell by the picture, my kids were very afraid of the fake and aggressive Santa I made them pose with... you can tell, I'm starting to be Christmasie. It is a slow start, but maybe my heart will be ready by the 25th.

Monday, December 7, 2009

tHeRe muSt bE sOmEtHiNg oFF...

More animals in transportation....I just can't stop.

But that's not the thing that's off.

I'm just not feeling Christmas this year, actually I'm dreading it. I am a holiday girl. I love making, buying and wrapping just the right gift for everyone. I love making the holidays fun a special for our wee ones. I love sugar cookies and egg nod.

But this year something is off. I would be ok with skipping Christmas. Don't get me wrong I still want Jesus to be born, but do I really need to exchange holiday cards with the garbage men?

I guess it all feels like too much work. What do you think?

Friday, December 4, 2009

salt and pepper

"Just like Salt and Pepper... we are better together"
I vote for renaming December "Fast and Crazy" month, because boy am I feeling it. At least we are in this together.

Happy Friday,