A few days ago the holiday season hit me, and yes, that is how it felt!
So I made myself a very personal holiday season “tree”, after realizing that my resin casts of a piece of coral would be great hanging ornaments! Yes, it looks a bit more like a menorah than a tree, but that is coincidence: the brass candlestick is just heavy enough to balance my chosen curly branch, and the design went from there based on just the right things coming to hand in my studio. Well I did spend an hour searching for the dried poppy heads after realizing the one at hand was so perfect!
I had already started on “Three Ships Come Sailing In” but only have two ships so far…
My Whole Forest (not just a tree) consisted of many many leaves treated with Paverpol, two homemade brooches (one tree bark & one treated fabrics cut as a maple leaf & further embellished), various leaf strewn scarves, the mask, a homemade leaf earring, a stone necklace, and a branching & webbed basket of forest creatures (well two singing birds, a hedgehog, & a tiny black cat).