getting ready for the holidays

I’ve been getting in the holiday mood by drawing wreaths and decorating the house. Here are a couple of my wreaths.

Holiday Wreaths

I’ve also been making my own gift tags.

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Here is a picture of our hearth. We didn’t do a tree this year. I love my reindeer, gifted to us by our son-in-law a couple years ago.

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What have you been up to this week?

kyrrha

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chimney rock and lake lure flowering bridge

Recently I visited North Carolina. I went on many hikes. My favorite one was Chimney Rock. Here is a shot above the chimney.

Chimney Rock, North Carolina

After the hike up Chimney Rock, I visited Lake Lure and found this wonderful flower garden. It was built over a bridge. Here are flowers and foliage pictures I took.

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It inspired some flower drawings here is a peek into my sketchbook.

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What have you been up to this week?

kyrrha

painting acorns

It’s fall here in California. We skipped our summer and went straight to fall. This cool weather has me nesting and wanting to paint. I recently found a new surface. It’s acorns. They are everywhere this time of year. It brings the deer right up to our doorstep as we have three trees right at our front porch.

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Tops

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What have you been up to this week?

kyrrha

feedsack fabric lust

I am loving the original feedsack fabrics. Feedsacks were initially made in the 1800’s of heavy canvas, and were used to obtain flour, sugar, meal, grain, salt and feed from the mills.Thrifty housewives took them and began to make dish clothes, diapers, nightgowns, and other household items. Magazine and pattern companies took notice and started matching fabric and wallpaper in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Here is some of the feedsack fabric I found on etsy that I LOVE. What would you make out of these sacks?

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What have you been up to this week?

k