to open Christmas gifts - yes a bit belated.
me with K a photo taken by my husband when we went to a local tourist attraction when my MIL was here - for reference/comparison with my Mom's pics below. :)
I made this over the weekend. And I love it, which is saying something as I hate - school pictures. If I had my druthers, we wouldn't have them done. Why, may you ask do I hate them? Because they are meaningless images of what a person looks like but say nothing about who the person is. Once upon a time before cameras - painters would paint likenesses -- I understand why people did it. To know and remember what a person looked like when an image was nearly impossible to create and keep and expensive too - a good likeness was valuable. Even in the early era of photography when few people owned cameras and most images were taken by 'professionals' and the act of photography was time-consuming and strenuous makes the idea of a likeness valuable. But now nearly everyone has a camera - the records of one's life are immense. Why wast time on what one looks like? We know well what the people in our lives look like and there will be plenty of incidental images to remind us. Lets get down to who they are - but that is harder.
Sorry for the minor rant.
It seems the thing to do lately, come to M's house and learn a new craft. My Mom made these from some napkins she picked up for this purpose when she was here in December.
So I made this one for my niece H - I think my Mom will keep it at her house and light it when H comes over. H is a bona fide horse nut.
I decided to experiment on an old jar. I think I might try this again - the result is a bit uneven but lovely.