December 14, 2011

I see lights.








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I'm living off sugar. 





Seriously.
 I would say- I wish people would stop making Holiday treats... but see. I don't want them to stop. 
I just wish I had more self control. or maybe less excuses for why it is ok to have 5 cookies. 
in one sitting.
more than once a day.



I just end up seeing this all day




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The holiday season is both a massive love of mine and a huge art project. 






The snowflakes are back. and swooping down the hall. 
Although in haste last year I tossed them in a box. 
The tangled mess was so wild that only a few survived. 


 No worries though. Rhonda the cardboard angel is back. and at the top of the tree. 





I made her when I lived in Disney World and wasn't able to travel to family for Christmas that year. 

She is not surprisingly durable.  
(I am the biggest supporter of cardboard.. ask my friends who ran a 10K in cardboard kayaks.)




get it girl.


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Speaking of living in Disney World...






Did I ever tell you about the time I lived in that small New England Snow Village?





down the street from that doll shop.



and my friend bought that wreath from the lady that looked a lot like Mrs. Claus.





yeah. ok. i know.



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Sometimes I save little Christmas Cards that I get or even buy. 

because they make great focal points for holiday displays.


And. Yeah.. I add glitter to them.








unless they already come with bling.







small flower on his head. come on.




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And I feel the need to share this happening on the tree. 
(excuse the blur. but this is an unexpected gem of a picture)



to confirm what I already believed to be true. 


Angels go to Cracker Barrel. 






Want to see something else that will make you happy?

I found this dancing guy at a race I did in Chicago.

He is the best race watcher out there. 

and yes. everyone in the race was dressed as a Santa Claus. 


BUT
Watch. this. guy.






He is going places because he is already above and beyond.

Hahahahahahahhaha. 
yeah.

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AND

I have been working on a lot of orders this month because it is the gift giving season. 






Does that make my house the North Pole?









Honestly. It probably is. It is freezing in my room normally. But even more so now that the light display cord runs through the window in my room. and it cannot be fully shut. 


THE THINGS I DO FOR THE LOVE OF GOING ALL OUT.

Brrr.




I get a little into packaging things up.

and after drawing that last rabbit I realize I want that tree sign in real life. so I will probably make it.

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I wish I could afford to mail everything I wanted to everyone I wanted. 

But is it wrong to want to hug the mail guy when he tells me something is cheaper than I thought it would be? 




When am I going to stop being obsessed with everyone who is nice to me? 

probably never.

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PEOPLE: It has almost been a year that I made the leap to full time art. 
and on the anniversary post I will do some mad thank yous. 

right before the leap.


Last Christmas- I was scared to death at the idea of trying this whole thing out without a net.


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This Christmas- I am still scared. ha!

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5 comments:

Nancy said...

Yay for all of those orders!!!!! Isn't it cool to know that you're leaving a little bunny trail around the world?

Anonymous said...

Onward! You have nothing to fear.
Shar Shar

Kelle said...

Going All Out: Amen, Amen. Selah.

Cracker Barrel Angel? Come ON!!!!

Flower on his head. FLOWER ON HIS HEAD.

You speak my language. That is all. xo

Korinne said...

I now have a lovely print from you hanging in my little house. Ryan's sister has a wonderful shirt too. Thanks Abby!

Katie Saint said...

Someone once told me "Leap and the net will appear." It's made leaping a lot easier...b/c the net always does appear!

i love music. almost more than everything.