Friday, October 23, 2009

A Primitive Victorian Retro Vintage Christmas?

Christmas is the icing on the cake as we slowly slide into winter. We've put the gardens to bed, the harvest is lined up in gleaming rows of jars in the pantry or frosty bags of goodies in the freezer. We've shared a Thanksgiving feast with loved ones, celebrating the good things we've been blessed with this year. Now all the trimmings are up in the house, evoking a sense of warmth and childlike delight as we anticipate the gift giving season.

As an artist who has created Santa figures and ornaments for years, I have tried many styles, and love them all. My collection of decorations that I've either purchased or created spans the gamut of many styles, with the exception of western or northwoods, even though I haven't left that out on purpose. I do love the rustic woodsy style that's found in many a northern home, and I am toying with the idea of a western themed Santa or two for fun.

What is your style? Do you have a strict theme or color scheme, or are you more eclectic, gathering decorations or collectibles that catch your eye?

My original one of a kind hand sculpted ornament above can be found here:


Debra said...

Sheryl I want you to know that I am so impressed with you artwork & that you are at a place in your life where you can now fully express your talents. I especially love this piece, I am (or was) a major collector and I love Santas & Snowmen. Now I am more a crafter than an artist but some of things I have made are really quit nice right but now I am trapped by my body & am not able to express myself like I used.

Sheryl Parsons said...

Hi Debra, I went to see if I could visit your blog, but it won't let me, so just let me say here, thanks! I so appreciate you taking the time to stop by and share your comments. Would love to see what you do.