Thursday, December 22, 2011

Inspired wrapping

I decided to try some Alisa Burke inspired wrapping paper. I painted watercolor circles of different sizes on a piece of brown paper. 

Then added some quick snowflake doodles.

 And added a bit of white acrylic paint. Love this.

Wish I had time to wrap all my presents like this. Maybe next year. Too much time spent on one silly thing at a busy time of year? Yes, definitely. But I had so much fun doing it, and I know the recipient will love it. And that's what Christmas is all about.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

finally elephant quartet

Wow, I don't know where the time has gone since I've been back from Hawaii. Mostly into Christmas I suppose. And getting ready for my African adventure. I've had zero creating time lately, and can feel myself going a bit crazy.

I sold out of my elephants pretty quick at the craft fair last month, so I committed myself to making another four before Christmas for someone. I figured that would be easy. Not so. I am so not in the making-stuff-to-sell-and needs-to-be-done-by-a-certain-date mode. It was tedious. But finally tonight. They are finished. And they are cute.

Hopefully over the next (less than)three weeks until I leave, I can now do some fun creative things.