An artsy Christmas!

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Good morning everyone!  I apologize for not blogging on Friday. I have been suffering from insomnia and if i have to get out the door for anything in the morning it’s difficult for me to blog and get my act together.

Mr. G and I finally decorated the house for Christmas yesterday.  Here’s our little tree all decorated! I did pick some greens from the garden to put in a basket along with some pine cones to add a Christmasy smell to the house.

 Christmas Comfort and Joy wooden sign

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Mr. G and i also spent a few hours creating this sign in the midst of decorating.  It’s a wooden sign with the words “comfort and joy” handpainted on it. Mr. G drilled some holes and fixed some small Christmas lights to the back.

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I antiqued the edges with stain and smeared some glitter on it!  I shot some video of how we made the sign and will post the tutorial in a couple of days.

Christmas Shadow box Craft

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On Friday I visited my little grandsons. I had planned out a Christmas Shadow box craft.  Armed with some dollar-store ornaments and boxes I visited their home on craft day!

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Oh what fun we had. Here’s Toby (2 1/2) pulling funny faces next to his Shadow box. He was very proud of it. He had fun painting his background and making snow dots with the end of a pencil. My daughter-in-law put the shadowboxes on a shelf to create a cute Holiday display.

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Here is Sam with his cute Shadowbox Snowman.He chose two baubles for his creation.

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Tomorrow is our Art Journal Jam Christmas gathering here at the Magic Cottage. If you are not on Facebook and don’t get the updates you can e-mail me. If you like we are doing a gift exchange so bring a wrapped gift – an appropriate artsy gift might be a set of ATC’s , a print or two of your work, a set of cards of your art, an ornament you made etc.

Well that’s it for today.  I’ll be posting the video on Wednesday morning.

Love, Violette xo

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