Monday, November 30, 2015


Another shadowbox for other friends.  This one reflects my own experience hundreds of years ago when I was only five and cruel friends gleefully told me there was NO Santa.  I ran all the way home to ask my mother if this could possibly be true.  Did Santa Claus exist?  One look at her face told me the truth and I burst into tears.  I was heartbroken.
The magic of Christmas had disappeared.

Later I decided that of course Santa lived and brought our gifts on Christmas Eve.  Of course he did!
And that is why he appears in the huge window in all his rosy-cheeked glory.

But will the little girl turn around and see the eternal Santa Claus who will restore enchantment to Christmas?

Or will she turn her back on him forever?
You must decide for yourself.
We all must.

This week I'll be linking to Simply Shabbilicious Fridays at the
Shabby Art Boutique.  Their direct link is on the right of this page.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


I love making vignettes in shadowboxes and Christmastime lends itself to this creative task.  Here is a little Victorian scene I created for close friends and I hope they will use it year after year when they decorate for Christmas.

I found the wonderful old desk in my supply closet, no doubt a remnant of an ancient dollhouse.  I wrapped up small pieces of wood for Christmas gifts.  The darling little girl was found in a vintage photo on Pinterest which I hand colored.

The snow covered scene outside the huge window was painted by Arthur Rackham in the Golden Age of book illustration.  The tiny Santa figure was cut from one of my decorating magazines.  My Christmas tree is decorated with lace, jewelry and beads.

The wreath was cut out of a magazine and moss and faux berries were glued on.  And the smaller window shows part of the same Rackham painting.  Merry Christmas, everyone!