Good morning! Remember I mentioned I was working on a piece of art for advent? Well, my original piece included a canvas with cardstock on top, then pictures I drew and coloured with Copics. I only had a couple of weeks to finish my piece, so I began straight away, and last week I was 95 percent finished when I needed another colour Copic. I put my art on my desk, in front of my bedroom window for safe keeping, ready to finish after work at Chandon last Saturday. Then the rains came, and absolutely poured for ages, and when I got home from work I found that my spout was blocked-and you can guess the rest. My canvas was ruined, and I had a mess to clean up!
So what to do about no art for advent? At first I was going to say I had nothing because of the flooding incident, but then I had a thought. I remembered seeing a ‘vintage whatnot holiday garland’ on Dottie Angel’s inspirational blog and I also remembered a vintage tablecloth I bought a little while ago on one of my thrifting trips that just happened to be in Christmas colours.
So with the help of my scissors, an extra doily, some red seam binding, embroidery thread and my sewing machine (which was not harmed despite also sitting my desk!), I made my own advent garland. I embroidered the words of advent; love, hope, peace and joy and sewed them on specifically for advent, but they are really for always, I think.
So there you have my first sewn garland, and I think it qualifies as ‘art ‘ too! I took these pictures in the only place I could find to hang it at home, but now it’s hanging in church along with other art pieces for advent. It was so easy to make, I think I want to make some more!
So now that I have finished my week of ‘getting everything done’ I’m looking to doing more Christmassy things, including; shopping, wrapping, tree decorating, baking…you get the idea.
Thankyou for listening to my story of my advent art, thankyou to Dottie Angel for the inspiration, and have a great week!