I am not sure when it occurred to me how the season needed to put some breaks on but I have been trying desperately hard to accomplish a peaceful passage through it for most of my adult life. Ever since I sobbed myself silly over the embarrassment and shame of my well thought out homemade gifts or fretting over purchasing someone the perfect gift (and getting it all wrong of course!)..Gift giving has been a loaded issue for me for most of my life.. Hence my desire to pare it down ..and one day I hope to accomplish it completely by celebrating the season solely with sparkling lights ,well wishes to all and one great dinner. Making art soothes me -and I am really pleased when others choose my craft to offer to another..or better still for their own appreciation! So I am a bit conflicted..but perhaps this hearkens back to the concept of handmade.....
These are the lights which hang in the window of my studio but today I put up the small sparkling lights outside on our porch..The snow was swirling around and I shivered as I tried to stand on my tip toes and hooked them into small nails as my only ode to the season..It's been so dark lately -so perhaps between the snow and twinkling lights the world round me will brighten a little :-)
I have been busy creating smalls and labeling larges for a show this weekend "The Handmade Holiday Market " Saturday December 10 at 9:30 -4 Heartwood Hall in Owen Sound Ontario.. Such a lovely venue to show my works in.. Surrounded by a wonderful selection of local talent!
also I have a few of my larger paintings available downstairs for the month of December at Heartwood Home :-)