Despite my best intentions, I have not managed to blog at all since the last WOYWW. With bugs and busyness abounding, I have merely shuffled a few papers on my desk and made mess all over the house. I haven't felt festive or felt like I could concentrate for long so really haven't felt like tackling my Christmas Journal (JYC) asit has become a bit out of hand. It needs a good concentrated session to get it in some sort of order. I did want to put something on the inside front cover though and it was bare so I decided to paint it. 4 coats later and it is still streaky but most of it will be covered by the journalling anyway.
It would have been finished earlier but I do my painting in my children's art room which despite having a radiator in it, is always really cold. I need to spend some time there today to have a good sort out and get some Christmas crafting ready for them - I feel a need to let them loose with glitter and glue. We have so much stuff available for them but it never feels like the right time or a good enough reason to use it all. Well hang it all I say, what better reason is there than enjoying art and experimenting? I must stop needing a "good" reason to use these special stickers or that special paper, much like I do with my own stuff. I don't want the children to be put off art because of some externally suggested rules, like I was at school. Of course by this time next week, I may have gone slightly insane with the overuse of foam shapes, an excess of PVA, and glitter in my knickers.
Of course there is no better time to glitter than right now, the final Wednesday before Christmas. I am oh so ready for it, aside from a certain coca-cola situation which I will reveal next week. And on that note, I must share this fabulous bunting that was very kindly sent to me by the lovely Lunch Lady Jan a few weeks ago. I have put it up in the hallway where it can be seen by everyone who visits, even if I don't let them in ;-) Thank you Jan for your kindness and for your most excellent advice.
The gorgeous heart shaped wreath is scented with cinnamon and orange and was an early present from my MIL - she knows me so well!
I'm off to Julia's for a mince pie and a tot of something festive. Why don't you join us?
In the meantime, have a very Merry Christmas!
Bye for now