We had a beautiful holiday.
My daughters loved their gifts. Mariel especially enjoyed the beautiful Dance painting by Marjie Kemper that I purchased through Marjie's Etsy shop.polymer clay oven, which I used to make this starfish plaque for Mariel. (When she was born, the delivery nurse told me she had "starfish hands," because she was born with them spread wide, not clenched in fists.)
Samy finished her run in "A Christmas Carol" (15 shows over three weekends -- whew!) and thought it was a gift to just stay in her pajamas all day. But then, she opened a bunch of new clothes, which she immediately put on all at once,
She also really loved the Secret Garden inspired plaque I made for her.
(I'm having so much fun with clay, getting ready for Judy Shea's online class, Beads & 'Bellishments, which starts February 7. Here's the link. I'm psyched!)
Freddie loved his new gym membership, drill, and a collage Samy made for him celebrating three of his loves: a comfy couch, watches and cookies.
Then we all went to see Les Miserables -- it was amazing!! Here are the girls with their popcorn BEFORE the movie started, and before we all cried and cried. The movie is gorgeous and so moving. I definitely recommend seeing it on a big screen if you can.
As for me, I got registration for Life Book 2013, which I can't wait to start, as well as the gelli plate I've been coveting, just in time to join Carolyn Dube's Gelli Plate party which starts next week!
I made this design in my art journal with a collage of my first gelli plate experiments. I tied bits and pieces together with gesso, oil pastels, and then added the text in photoshop.
Linking up to Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Every Day, and Creative Every Day - links in the sidebar, Anything But a Card, and Moving Along With the Times (thank you challenge).