At a recent holiday show I was able to obtain an origami reindeer created by my friend, Marguerite Belkin. She does wonderful origami as well as other fabulous paper-based crafts.
I added the reindeer to my small holiday scene and it absolutely completed the look. It was the perfect addition.
You can’t see it in the picture but the reindeer and its gold antlers are made from sparkly paper. Fabulous.
Happy Holidays to all.
The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft has a fabulous ‘Hands On’ program the first Saturday of each month. I have tried (and came close to succeeding) volunteering my help for each one this year. The final one for the year was presented by the wonderful and interesting ladies from the Gourd Society. Our project was to make a gourd brooch. We didn’t have a huge crowd this month (everyone out shopping??) but we had a great time and I think several moms will be receiving one these wonderful brooches.
One of the perks in volunteering is that you have to know how to do the project so that you are able to help the folks that come in.
Above are my efforts (you do have to make at least one to know how to do it, right?). Don’t you just love those sparkly ‘jewels’?
Seriously, it is a great activity for the whole family and I’m eager to find out what the projects will be next year. If you live in the Houston area, do come down on the first Saturday and plan to have fun and learn something new.
My last show for the year is coming up: Joan Son’s Holiday Sale. As it is said – it may be the last but it is certainly not the least. We always have such a great time.
There are a total of 9 artists participating. Each is skilled in a different discipline. It makes for a very interesting show. This year I will be bringing only my braids(kumihimo). Oh, and of course, my pepper jelly will also be available.
In case you can’t see the details in the photo, the sale is Friday, Dec. 7th (noon – 8pm), Saturday, Dec 8th (10 – 6pm) and Sunday, Dec 9th (noon – 6pm). The location is Joan Son’s studio on 904 Welch (behind Texas Art Supply on Montrose). For more information check http://www.joanson.com.
Look forward to seeing everyone again.