December snuck up on me and I’ve yet to put up a single decoration, that is, until this early morning. Christmas will be here in three plus short weeks and I am still unpacking and will be into the New Year. But I don’t want to miss the greens and glitter, the baubles and bits of sparkle, the twinkle of the lights and the festive moods. So this morning, as a way of dipping my toe back into creativity everyday, I created a Charlie Brown kind of decoration for the studio.
I purchased some decorated clothespins at Paper Source while in Texas knowing I wouldn’t have time for anything but simple decoration. The pins were numbered 1 through 24 and decorated with red. I took a piece of brown waxed linen and some pushpins and hung a lopsided garland of string. Each day for the rest of Advent I will create a tiny piece of art as a gift to my Advent calendar. Rather than opening something from the calendar, I will give something to it and by Christmas it will be full.
I started with a stack of torn 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 size papers that already had backgrounds and covered them all with gesso.
From this stack I will decorate one a day with any way that comes to me and hang them from the calendar on the wall. I started a day late so this morning I made two.
Which it is starting to do now.
And moon, which we have not seen in a few days. I hung them on the garland and took an instagram.
The old plaster wall really makes it more festive with it’s sorta coats of whitish paints.
Trying to be present.
Linking to AJJ theme collage.