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Monday, November 30, 2015

Creating Christmas Ornaments with Eastside

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  We are having beautiful cold weather this week in California and it is beginning to feel like Christmas. Come inside and have a cup of tea and freshly baked gingerbread and relax for a few minutes while I share with you the beautiful Christmas ornaments Marilyn taught our Eastside Art Group to make.

Let's join Bentley. my Studio Assistant, to look at the ornaments that we made in my studio.

Marilyn showed us how to pour special glue inside the ornaments and swirl it around and then add glitter, mica and various materials - she even showed us how to add floor wax - yes floor wax to the ones with glitter!

Every time we create together - each artist's individual style shows through.
Linda is very creative and whimsical and  used Epsom salts in hers to look like snow and made "melting snowmen".
Jacki loves the color orange and she created orange ornaments.  Libby likes turquoise and she used a lot of turquoise in hers,

I wanted mine to have a cottage look and used red check ribbons, added Epsom salts in the bottom with red berries and a sprig of pine.

I like to start decorating for Christmas after Thanksgiving and this year plan to keep things very simple using greenery and seashells with touches of red check.  I used the star shape basket filled with sea shells as a base for my new ornaments.

I love to use the red and white check cushions for Christmas and  how festive they look this time of year.

Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those who follow my blog.  

We are so thankful for the rain we have had recently- our Iceberg Roses love it and are making up for lost time by blooming one more time before the end of the year.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings,

                      "Let  the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice."  1 Chronicles 16:31

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Fall Gathering

Welcome. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and rest with a cup of hot spiced tea. I am so happy that you stopped by.  This is the time of year that I try and slow down from art and gallery shows and take time to count my blessings and say Thank You to everyone who takes time out of their busy days to visit my blog, leave  me lovely comments and send me e-mails.  I am so grateful  to you and all of my blog friends for brightening my days all through the year.

Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, to go on a little garden tour to gather our pumpkins to take them to the Soup kitchen to use for pumpkin pies and look for flowers to take to my church to decorate the tables for our  Thanksgiving annual community gathering to feed the homeless and those in need.

Thank you for stopping by.  Wishing you and your family a Peaceful, Happy and Joyful Thanksgiving.

Blessings,  Erin
                                 "To set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace."  Romans 8:6