Monday, November 23, 2009

I Saw a Wreath Today, Oh boy . . .

Thanksgiving House III, 15 x 10"

I saw the first sign of Christmas today. I do not count the stores full of merchandise and the canned X-mas tunes. I saw a wreath today on someone's front door. Guess that opens the door to the Christmas season.

As I may have mentioned before, I am doing my best to give handmade gifts this year. Not necessarily made by my hand, but by other artists out there who may appreciate the income this season. I understand that. I could use some folding money myself.

My blogging friend, Tracy Helgeson, has set up The Fine Art Department, a blog featuring smaller, less expensive artwork, perfect for gift giving. There are links to take you to each artist's individual blog, shop, or website for additional info. and purchasing information. I am proud to be chosen to be among these fantastic artists. I do prefer to use PayPal for payments, but if I know you through my blog, facebook, or life in general, you may use other types of payments.

My artwork, including the new piece above, is available through my Etsy shop and my website.

This piece might just be my last creation for the year. I have no new pieces in the works, which is rare. I think I'm going to make some gift cards, bake, decorate, shop, wrap, clean (ha ha), and other domestic things. This idea will probably quickly go down the drain. I will at least attempt this until after Thanksgiving. If I just can't stand it, I've got lots of other unfinished pieces that are waiting for their day in the sun. Or I can make some more paper beads. Or paper houses. Yeah, not sure if the domesticity idea is going to hold up. But in case it does, I've still got loads of items that have yet to be loaded onto Etsy. Lots of "new to you" items still to show up here and on Etsy.


Anonymous said...

Wow, I really like the artwork in this article. Nice and thanks for sharing!

paula said...

great post kim, and i love you for wanting to buy hand made/art for xmas. hats off to tracy too and best to your etsy store and web store...enjoy the rest of the year making more intimate things and have fun!

Cathy Nichols Art said...

Beautiful piece, Kim. It's so fitting of Thanksgiving in color and theme. I love it. I hear you about wanting to settle into "domestic" things. :)