Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas has come to my studio!

Blissful Creative girlie
Creating Christmas Card Love!

The season is filled with all the things we have to do . . . send out the cards, hours and hours of shopping for just the right gift . . . baking those yummy cookies (we only pull out of our recipe boxes once a year) . . . christmas rehearsals and programs . . . wrapping presents . . . attending parties . . . decorating our homes and our offices . . . making those last minute handmade gifts for someone special . . . private gift giving time with our precious and treasured girlfriends . . . the list is never ending!  Let's not also forget the wonderful christmas movies that are playing on the television we don't want to miss!!!!  I know for me, I manage to pull it all together, it looks effortless when you get right down to it, but the amount of energy and effort it took to get there was overwhelming!!
This year I have a new addition to my studio . . . her name is Blissful.  I found her at Pier One Imports while shopping for my store decorations.  I think it is an earring/jewelry holder.  I found the perfect white wings ornament, the perfect red glitter bow for her waist , added some yummy red lights and there she was!!!
Meet my inspiration girlie 
Is she not smoochy and adorable???   I know I will keep her and keep re-decorating her during the year.  My painting table is right beside her and I get tickled inside just looking at her while I am working.  We all need something like that to gaze at and make us happy while creating.  I know it's the lights wrapped around her giving me happy joy.

She is a reminder to me each day I enter my studio of how I want this season to be.  Happy and joyous, creative and inspired, loving and gentle, whimsical and carefree.
I want to enjoy the experience of getting to Christmas Day and enjoying all the blessings that come along with the holiday.
 I don't want to rush through it to get through it!

I have been reading my many girlfriends blogs lately and we are all on the same wave length!  We are also thinking about what our new creative year will be like.  Some girls giving thought provoking questions as to where we will be and what we want to accomplish.  I was especially touched by my friend Lisa's post from Happymamasjournal.blogspot.com where she wanted us to think about our Dreams, Goals and Wishes, thank you Lisa!  Great words for all of us.

This season I am grateful for the connectedness of girlfriends and how they have inspired me through their written words and their beautiful artwork.    I wish you a season of faith and love, peace and gentleness, precious time with family, love and happiness, creative inspirations, time to rest and restore, self care and most importantly . . .  the gift of inner peace.  Merry Christmas to all of you!  This has been a year of tremendous creative growth for me, stepping out of the box and enjoying the process of it all!!  Thank you for being there with me.

 I can't wait to see where 2011 leads, God willing.



  1. i am sitting here with my scrolling to do list moving in my head. trying not to panic or be in a crappy mood. i needed this andi am so happy that i clicked over from facebook.

    my kids will be home soon. i have no tree, no decorations and i am feeling pretty bad about all this. i have just been so busy and this all falls on my shoulders. so today. i am going to focus on getting it done, so i can spend a little time getting ready for the holiday.

    your light and joy radiates....do you know this?
    i hope you do, because i am so happy that i get some of those rays on these days when i need a brite light here in the gray midwest. i am so happy we shared cheese and margaritas.


  2. I wish you joy and peace this Christmas Donna. I hope your holiday is filled with family love and warmth!

  3. Donna I heart your new banner and the inspiring words therein. Adding Christmas touches to your studio is a great idea and reminder of the magic and blessings of the season. I too am feeling excited about all the good things to come next year:)

  4. Donna, I just love Blissful! She's lovely, as are you.

    Thank you for linking to my blog :) and thank you so much for your sweet comment you left me. I treasure your friendship.

    I must agree with the first commenter, you are radiant. I'm so happy I know you.

    Merry Christmas, dear friend.

  5. What a fun visit I've had with you......love Blissful and the cards.....
    and your sweet spirit comes through every word you write.......

    I think all of us are excited about the new year and what it will bring creatively.......It will be neat to see.....

    Many hugs to you sweet girl.....

  6. What a beautiful post, donna! i wish you the very same. and i thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. i am sorry you didn't find anything on my etsy. i don't know how to take the insignia off, ha! your work is beautiful and i too am a fiber fanatic...i'm sure that led me to mixed media in the beginning. a very merry CHRISTMAS to you. wanda


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