Remember the ornament that started with an old lightbulb covered in air-dry clay? Well, this is where it went from there!
She was meant to resemble a Matryoshka, or Russian nesting doll, so I went online, printed up examples of five or six different ones, and began to paint. Somewhere along the way though, my little babushka morphed into a German Fraulein, complete with dirndl. Not sure how that happened!
Of course, I couldn't resist adding a little dusting of glitter-snow here and there.
Have I mentioned yet how much I adored participating in Christy Tomlinson's 12 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas class? And how much I look forward to doing so again next year? The very best part was being introduced to, and getting to work with, so many wonderful and talented instructors, whom I might never have discovered otherwise. My only complaint was that the class didn't open until early December, and with all that's going on at that time of year, there was just no way to make it through all twelve projects before Christmas.
Still, maybe that's not such a bad thing after all. Instead of feeling bereft now, because it's all over and done with, I still have several projects left that I can work on throughout the year. Plus, I now have plenty of time to keep scouting for the colorful wool sweaters I need, which will get felted, cut into strips, and turned into the most darling little Christmas trees ever! I dug through all of our drawers and closets, and couldn't find a one. Guess it just doesn't get cold enough for wool in these parts. My only hope is that some northerners moved down here, then dumped a few off at the thrift stores once they realized how pleasant our winters are. Wish me luck!