Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy Holidays!
 A little late, but none-the-less... I'm still not decorating for the holidays at home, but decided to dust off my collection of Santas that I did years ago and bring them to decorate my cube at work. It was interesting looking at the dates on some of them (gee, has it been THAT long?) and remember the workshops I took or classes I taught.
It's been a long time since I did decorative painting, I prefer sculpting more now. This year I did ornaments for gifts on small glass ornaments, Santa faces and little elves with burr oak caps.
I sculpted some old world Victorian-style Santas on heart-shaped glass ornaments, which I also gave as gifts.
 Our department has an annual ornament contest, which encourages me to create a more elaborate ornament each year. This year I decided to do an ornament featuring the 4 seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter. I got the prize for best overall for this one.
 Winter is the old man with holly leaves and berries.
 Autumn shows the abundance of the harvest, with grains, grapes and fall leaves.
 Spring is the young girl with daffodils and morning glories.
 Summer features roses.

I hope everyone has a happy, safe and prosperous New Year!!!


Linda Walsh said...

Hi, Nina; I love the Santa's and ornaments, especially the 4-season one. They're amazing. I so wish I could sculpt like that. You're so talented. I hope you and your family have a happy, "healthy New Year. Linda

Babette said...

Awesome ornament, Nina.... how you got 4 very different faces on one ornament is beyond me! You sure deserved to win!!