Monday, December 5, 2011

I Believe . . .

Are you ready for Christmas?  As usual, despite all my big plans, I'm beginning to realize that many of the things that I had planned to do this holiday are just not going to happen.  But, that's okay - we have our outside lights up (thanks Hubby!) and it looks very festive, our tree is up and decorated inside.  Little by little the other holiday decorations are being set in place and I have started a list of my holiday baking favorites so I can make sure I have all the ingredients.  Gifts are being selected one by one and I BELIEVE they will all either be in the mail before the big day or wrapped and placed under our tree.

I have been admiring all the beautiful hand lettering that I've seen all over the place recently.  Lori Vliegen is a very talented artist whose work is beautiful.  She offers a class called Letter Lab which has really inspired me.  I now find myself doodling letters on all sorts of things.  Over the weekend I practiced my technique and made myself a little Christmas decoration.  I think it's kind of cute and am enjoying it hanging over my desk.  I never thought I could do this kind of art - but, now I BELIEVE!!!