Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Why the JOY, JOY, JOY

A few of you wanted to know what I was covering with the JOY, JOY, JOY behind my dowel Christmas tree.  This is a "before" picture:

The picture is a French harbor scene and the boat has orange sails. In years past this orange background behind the tree has bugged me, so this year I printed up the letters in huge print, one to a page, double-stick taped them together and stuck the whole thing to the picture glass. 

Voila! Goodbye orange sails!  The side pictures didn't bug me at all -
they're rather neutral in effect. 

Much better!
And yes, I made the creche figures: in plaster of Paris when I was 10!...
...and about ten years ago I made the angels from yarn cones,
 felt, and wooden balls and such...

...and I made the trees with fake ivy leaves, grosgrain ribbon,
and tons of straight pins on Styrofoam cones. 
So that's the story - I'm glad you asked!

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