Our weather has been both chilled and warm. This is normal for New Mexico. We went to the Rio Grande Art and Craft show to shop [which we certainly did] for Christmas. It is a great holiday show that we usually attend as vendors but Lewis had his right foot rebuilt so we decided to not apply this year. Lewis loves vending at shows while I can go either way.
I have been making boro flowers for Lewis to take to his class in Las Vegas next month for a demonstration on creating floral sculptures. Of course, my mind right now is on Christmas shopping. I hate that all of my family is back east and I have to mail everything. The cost of mailing is higher, going to the post office isn't difficult if I print out the labels but the hardest part is what to buy. The joy to having young children is how easy it is to make Christmas morning fun. When everyone is all grown up, it is harder to go from putting a dozen presents under the tree to mailing presents. Enough of the whining. Afterall, it is the season of giving.
We will go to old town sometime in December just because it is enjoyable to be around festivities while bundled up against the cold. I am trying to decide whether to put up a Christmas tree. I should just because I haven't put one up in a few years. I would love to put up outside lights but there is no electricity in the front of the house. I suppose most people don't think about Christmas lights when building a house. I think every outside wall of a house should have a water spiket and an electrical outlet.
Life is life, I suppose. I hope everyone is preparing for a good Christmas or holiday even if you give only to yourself [I am buying myself new underware and socks which means I have either returned to being six years old or I am old.] Have a great December and light that torch.
Barb in Las Vegas
Alabama Camellia Flower
Shirley Temple Doll from 1930s
Queen Louise Doll - German around 1910
Effanbee Patsy-Ann doll abt 1928
Hotshop Salmon Shark
Glass bowl at The Murano Hotel
Pipes and Flowers
Pipes and Flowers
PIPES AND FLOWERS
I have been making boro glass flowers for Lewis who is working with tubing to make small handheld pipes. Working with boro to make flowers allows me to experiment with more detailed flowers but it is challenging and I need to learn how to slow down. Working with the Lynx on boro also requires me to experiment with flame size. I'll take pictures of the pipes with dragons and flowers later today.
The canvas on the left is a 4x4 inch
canvas with red California Poppies painted on the canvas
and glass poppies over them.
I haven't framed it yet.
The frame to the right is a 5x7 inch
wood frame of a photo postcard that I bought in Paris