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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Nov

13

2011

I saw this cartoon recently:

Santa and Turkey duke it out

I get it. I do. It seems the Christmas merchandise come out earlier and earlier every year. This year I saw holiday stuff in the stores in September. It does seem a little early.

But then, I love Christmas. I love Christmas -

What’s not to love?

Twinkly lights – Love.
Glitter crusted ornaments – Love.
Parties, Parties, and more Parties – Love.
Sentimental music that makes me swoon – Love.
Gift giving as the official language of adoration – Love.
Magic and spirituality mixed into one potent cocktail sure to make you dizzy with gushy romantic happiness – Seriously, LOVE.

And that, my friends, is a lot of love.

And I’ll further admit that I don’t so much adore Thanksgiving. Let me clarify, I do love the concept – a day set aside for reflection and gratitude and recognizing the hand of God in our lives. Awesome.

It’s the ritual celebration that gets me though: working for hours, and hours, and HOURS – cleaning & cooking, only to eat yourself into a lazy stupor that causes you to crash for no less than two and a half days, only to wake up with a nightmare reality of a giant mess to clean up . . .

Lame.

Plus, turkey’s just not my thing.

So, it may be the bottom of November, but this is what I’ve been thinking about lately:

The Home Made Holiday

Nov

18

2010

I have a little confession. Wyatt- stop reading now, because you will be annoyed by this.

I mean it.

Stop.

You’re still reading.

I know you are.

Stop it. Because now you will want to talk about it, and I don’t want to talk about it.

And first you will laugh.

And then you will be annoyed.

I’m giving you fair warning.

Well, I warned you.

My confession is this:

I started another blog.

Really? I mean really?

Yep. It’s what I do. Starting a blog for me is like spending an afternoon playing the Wii for someone else. I do it to turn my brain off. It’s fun.

It’s called: The Home Made Holiday.

It’s a place for me to chronicle all the art projects I do at Christmas time.

You know me, Wyatt, you know how I am.

(And I know how you are. That’s how I know you’re still reading this).

Anyway, anyone else who’s reading, check it out:

http://thehomemadeholiday.com

PLEASE ENTER THE WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE! IT WILL BE FUN – IF ONLY I COULD FIND SOME PEOPLE WILLING TO PARTICIPATE!

Wyatt, don’t go there. You already did, didn’t you?

I don’t want to talk about it.

Fun For You {Fun for Me Too}

Oct

27

2010

The internet community is full – CHALK FULL, I say! – of amazing creators of amazing things. Every once in a while I get lost on a tangent and find the most amazing people making the most awesome things – and sharing. Creative people on the world wide web, this is my THANK YOU to you.

snowflake sample2

Here is a little snowflake I created in AI – uh oh. Now you know what my Christmas cards are going to look like :D

I’ve set it up as PSD file WITH a custom shape (snowflake) so you can scale it/change it’s color to what ever your little heart desires.

This could be cute for cards (if you don’t think so, don’t tell me – my christmas cards, remember?)

snowflake sample

or a template for cut outs

or background paper

or christmas ornaments

or gift tags

or anything else you creative people can think of.

If you do use it, would you please send me a pic of how/what you used it for so I can see. It would make me happy.

And now – for you:

Snowflake Card.PSD