November was all about patriotism and Art Every Day Month. Feel free to enlarge to read the minutia.
I have enough pages left in this journal I purchased for one more year. I still need to buy a calendar to use on the pages, since I have gone to a very simple calendar form. I just can't see spending all that time trying to create pages for my calendar when it never looks as lovely as those of some of my friends. So, one more year, then I'll decide if I want to continue after that.
But for now, December, 2016 is ready to be filled in. Because I'm color driven, you don't have to tell me how much the "red" cups that look pink in the scan, clash with the red of the calendar background.
And because my calendars are so wimpy, I thought you might like to see a few decorations as I start decorating my home for Christmas.
I got this idea from Divers and Sundry, who last year placed a softie tree on her floor. I thought it would be safe
especially since Bleubeard refuses to be around this carpet sample, which was supposed to be a scratching "post."
This year, as with last, I have placed my other, very well made softie, a gift from a very dear lady years ago,
atop my Grandmother's treadle sewing machine.
Imagine my surprise when I caught Squiggles
sleeping here that same night. The next day, the tree had been knocked over and moved. So much for that idea!
Thanks for joining me today. I'm really quite grateful. Don't forget your Second on the 2nd post. If you've never participated, dig up an old post you are proud of and post it tomorrow.
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Bleubeard and I welcome you
Art, including the journey, background techniques, new experiments, photos, failures, and successes will be shared on this site. I have removed my e-mail address until such time as I can get it to work again. Thank you for understanding. You can always leave a note on my blog and I will visit you.
Please check out my Previous Collaborations link above to see what projects I have been involved in over the past seven years. Current and ongoing projects only are shown below.
Occasionally, Silent Sunday will showcase photos of my home, neighborhood, or community. A picture is often worth a thousand words.
Feelfree to drop by every second Thursday of the month for my Second Thursday Tutorials. They are interspersed with my other Tutorials found at the link above.
Bleubeard will guide you to each Altered Book Lesson as it appears
Click on any lesson you might have missed or want to review