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Friday, December 28, 2012

Holiday Highlights

I have always loved decorating for the holidays and wrapping gifts. There is simply no wrong way to express one's creativity at this or any other time of the year. In between the family gatherings and kitchen duties, there were a few bursts of art making - during which time I decided to make several mini assemblage Christmas scenes using goodies from the local dollhouse store. Danielle won the gift wrapping award this year with her pom pom obsession and vintage peeps. The party's over at our house though and the Xmas tear down is as imminent as our travels.
May you and yours move forwards into the new year with peace in your hearts and an abundance of  good health and hearty laughter. I remain grateful for your visits to Zendoll Workshop, and all the support and encouragement I receive from your kind comments.
Namaste friends!

Sunday, December 23, 2012


Source: hgtv.com via Robyn on Pinterest

With only two more sleeps until Christmas Day, the chance of waking up to this winter wonderland is slim to none - at least in southern Ontario. To get your fix, simply hold a vision of this scene in the back of your mind- along with the aroma of simmering cider laced with cinnamon. Merry Merry .... and to all a good night.

Friday, December 21, 2012

What the World needs Now ....

.... is LOVE

..... and since the world did  not end today, as the Mayan calendar had predicted, may there be a quantum healing effect for those in need at this time. May we one day be able to forgive the unconscionable deeds of the misunderstood perpetrators who have taken precious lives in recent days - and years. Surely the human race can do better than this!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Stockings Were Hung ........

.... and who else but Rachel Ashwell could make a dreamy statement like this one - in a world of white on white? Admittedly, while my days are full of seasonal celebrations and preparations, there is very little art making until the last minute when the heavy lifting is done, and the muse wanders in to check up on my creative absence..... in the meantime however, I'm still wanting to share the creations of others that help to spread the magic of the season.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Free For You

With thanks to Kelli Murray, enjoy these free printables as you pretty up your Christmas packages.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 - 12 - 12

The last repeating date until the next century,  some are calling this the luckiest day that any of us may witness for a very long time. I would want to consult a numerologist to fully understand the significance of these particular numbers, but those born on the 12th are often charismatic, cheeky, bubbly and popular. They have unusual inner strength and self reliance, but remain fun-loving and are often musical. They seem to have the ability to reverse negative thoughts which helps them move forward to achieve goals and aspirations.

In addition to long lineups at wedding chapels today, Good Morning America mentioned that maternity wards are filled with pre-scheduled C-sections. Blessings to all, and may we all feel some of the magic of this most auspicious day.

Monday, December 10, 2012

In Process

Every year at this time, I challenge myself to come up with a Christmas project.  Whether it's a card, tag or ornament, I feel the need to put a new twist on an old theme, and make something I haven't tried before. Thanks to the Graphics Fairy, I have no shortage of vintage imagery, and I seem to be going in that direction ...... but, so far ..... nothing! I'm practically putting myself to sleep as I stare at my pile of inspiration, and shuffle it around - and to no avail. Apparently it takes a little more than simply wanting to make something ..... if you have any suggestions for waking up the muse or elves, please feel free to guide me through this temporary paralysis. Thank you my deers. xo

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Source: media.hgtv.ca via Deb on Pinterest

This is why I love Pinterest ....... it incites the flow of creative thought and inspiration....... what creative offering are you working on for this holiday season?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

White Wednesday

I'm starting to dream in white on white ........

Sunday, December 2, 2012

'Tis the Season

It's time to leave my mini studio in the so-called "sunny house", and head back up north, where winter weather and and the holiday season collide in the best possible way. If they culminate in a white Christmas, then all is well with my inner child. I consider a month away without my furry child, and all the other beloved family members to be long enough. I start longing for the proximity of same city visits and updates on all things grand and growing - as in our seven little dwarfs - soon to be off to university.
In addition to the usual holiday preparations I was able to accomplish down south, I managed to do some canning with tomatoes that came straight out of the fields near Palmetto- thanks to some generous friends in the business. The suitcases are full enough, but I'll try to fit in a few jars of this family favorite recipe - a sauce that is the perfect complement to turkey. Back to the packing and countdown - just one more sleep ....