Monday, December 12, 2011

ornies


JOY post 12

today's joy: a happy dog in her christmas cape .... taking girl.beck.artist and a pal out to lunch .... the relief for the kids to be done with their first exam (science! a hard one) .....

preparation: made more ornies .... seven loads of laundry ... oh wait, that's not christmas prep, that's just real life .... lots of ecommerce mail .... feels like christmas getting the boxes of gifts i ordered .... 

serenity: i really loved making christmas ornaments today ... i have kind of learned what i like and what i don't like ... i was making these hard (well not really hard) candy canes on the glass balls ... they just weren't easy ... or, they were too easy to mess up .... not so fun ... so i switched to writing ... i have cute handwriting (if i do say so myself) ... it is perfect for cute ornies ... it's not good handwriting to be doctor or a secretary or , um, who else has to handwrite these days? anyway ... i have cute, girlie handwriting so why don't i just make the most of that? so i made these .... while i pondered my handwriting .....
so more handwriting, less drawing .... friends with shorter names are easier than friends with long names ... i guess we can't all be beck, smith, hall, ray .... and it feels good to have them done ... i have a few more to go tomorrow, but i've already glued on the fuzz ... the ones above are fuzzless but are now fuzzed ....


happy shot of the day: so ... along the lines of homemade ornaments ... this pink darling was mine as a child .... she was my very favorite ornament ... she was always at the bottom of the box because i'd undecorate her first for fear one of my brothers would touch her ....
and when i got her out and ooooohed and aaaahed her, my mom would say, hang it low in the back ... because there was kind of an order to her tree ... smaller goes higher ... bigger goes lower .....pretty towards the front door .... garish towards the back .... when my kids were decorating our tree, i told them about this ballerina and how i loved her and would adjust her arms and legs into a grand jete and have to hang her in the back (which wasn't so bad, you'd see her when you were coming from the kitchen rather than when you were at the front door) .... so, girl.beck.artist promptly hung her in the back .. and i said no ... our back is book shelves ... i need to see her ... and now she's in the front ... quite low ... but the front nonetheless ....  currently, my tree has no order ... after this story, i told my kids that my decorating theory is that if it is your favorite, hang it at your eye level ... otherwise, anywhere is fine ... if it is a sentimental eyesore, hang it in the back, but really, if you don't love it, don't feel obligated to hang it .... so on the tree, you can see clusters of favorite ornies .... all the sock monkeys are in a gaggle ... lots of baby ornaments are clustered together ... you can almost tell who hung them by where they are ...

do you have a tree? decorated? fancy? hodge podge? have you ever had a themed tree ... like all the ornaments are white or silver? are your ornaments sentimental or random? what's your favorite? 

2 comments:

see you there! said...

Haven't had a tree in ages. Gave all my ornies to my daughters. I go visit their trees when I want a nostalgic Christmas Tree hit.

In my childhood we were allowed to hang the ornies but my Dad was very particular about the tinsel so only HE could do that. I don't see much tinsel used these days.

Darling ballerina!

Darla

artmom said...

I guess I was pretty picky about where ornaments went on the tree! That ballerina was always a favorite...made by Lovie, remember? '
No tree this year but will enjoy the one in Durham! I do miss not decorating one, but don't miss the take-down!