I did not work on my main project that I revived last month as I knew I would have little time to concentrate on any real creative juices to flow.
So decided to do my usual 24 days of Advent. I am not really religious but I always enjoyed the countdown via an Advent Calendar where you open a window a day. Later it included Chocolates. By the time I was 9 or 10 the chocolates disappear well before Christmas eve, the last day before the real event- Presents!
day 1 using a little camera magic to make the border
Day 2 from an old Christmas card I had made a few years ago
Day 3 From a painting I made in 2014
Day 4 Another Christmas card I made a few years back all of them were based on Christmas year ornaments I have
Day 5 A detail of a small little beaded doll I made
Day 6 Sequin Angels
Day 7 Another old Christmas card
Day 8 a sequin Tree made from some scraps I had
Day 9 a watercolour of our family Christmas tree in 1976. Part of my portfolio going to Camberwell college foundation course.
Day 10 Our alternative wreath for indoors
Day 11 a painting I made with my Grand-daughter that afternoon
Day 12 Juniper’s tree and my parcel
Day 13 our stocking hanging in anticipation
Day 14 a quick drawing of Emily’s stocking
Day 15 Photo of our Tree last year using a little photo editing to create the magic
Day 16 Our visit to the Trail of Lights . In this time of troubles, seemed to be a very appropriate image
Day 17 I wear Christmas themed earring during December. This drawing is based on one pair
Day 18 Another earring inspired drawing
Day 19 &20 I found this in my scraps drawer. Took much longer to make than anticipated but I enjoyed getting back to sewing again.
Day 21 from the Trail of Lights last year – views through the blue light grid
Day 22, I bought an angle and make a drawing.
Day 23 More ornaments we have. Texas themed
I saw a banner in a store and decided I could make a better one and this is the result. Score!
Unlike most years where I only manage a few days, I actually did all 24 days, although a couple of them were a day late in publishing via Instagram. I really enjoyed doing them, particularly the last few original pieces.
After tidying up my studio from the chaos of gifts and wrapping paper, I am now back to the Calendar project. I hope to be finished with that at the last by the end of January.
Don’t forget to check out my Instagram page as I will post most general pictures there.