Victorian Christmas Cone
Victorian Christmas Star
Victorian Christmas Tag
I've begun making Christmas ornaments to sell. Hopefully the lady at the shop will accept them from me. I'm behind on this. Usually artists start earlier than I, but it's difficult for me to think Christmas when it is still hot. The days lately have been cooler and Fall is fleeting. Thoughts of hot chocolate and s'mores fill my mind. Speaking of s'mores--the little shop of which I have been speaking opened last week and it's called S'More Couture. Lovely little things live there.
The birth of Christ was foretold centuries before he was born. The prophets of old told the people to expect a King. Isaiah 40:1-5 says, "1Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins. 3A voice of one calling: 'In the desert prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. 4Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. 5And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.' " God had really been blasting Israel through his prophet, Isaiah, so to hear these words must have been soothing to both Isaiah and his listeners. Comfort, tenderness and paid-for-sins were given by God to everyone--both then and now.
I used scrapbook papers, hand drawn star, tag and cone, wired star garland, feathers, copies of vintage photos, an old angel calendar, wired snowflake garland, glitter glue and background papers from both Paper Whimsy and Shabby Cottage Studio.