Thursday, December 13, 2012
SHOOTING STARS & ARTSY ORNAMENTS
I can't believe it! I saw SIX shooting stars this morning, just sitting in my usual spot on the dining porch, looking out the window. Must be part of that meteor shower. Pretty amazing, considering I didn't get up until 6:00 this morning, and by the time I got my tea made and oatmeal started, it wasn't all that dark out. Plus, peak viewing time isn't until tonight. I guess my little nest must be perfectly situated, for once. Gotta make sure I get up in time for the real show tomorrow!
Meanwhile, thought I'd share with you the second ornament I made as part of the 12 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas class I am taking online. This one from Mindy Lacefield scared the bejeebers out of me. I don't do people -- especially not faces -- and I sure as heck don't do them painting freehand with a brush, so this was quite a stretch for me. But after Mindy broke it down into manageable little steps, it wasn't all that difficult.
Of course, my girl didn't end up looking anything like hers, which was more waif-like, and reminded me of a Poor Pitiful Pearl doll I had as a child...
and I couldn't find a cute gumdrop spray for the top like she had, and had to use these tulle doodads instead.
Nonetheless, I managed to fall quite in love with her when all was said and done. Though it was certainly not intentional, she ended up looking like a cross between my niece Merrit and daughter Alexis. I think I'll call her...Melexi!