Well, Christmas is almost here and that means bright decorations, cookies and holiday music. I am a lover of all things vintage and most of my decorations are old. Worn Christmas decorations have a special patina that you just can't find anywhere else. I found a few new pieces to add to my collection this season; Frosty and two random tinsel/aluminum things that I now love. Take a peek!
Yesterday I went to a cookie party (those are so much fun), and I did up the reliable sugar cookie recipe. Here are a couple of pics of those, I went all out with the decorating since the cookies themselves are somewhat simple. It got me in the holiday spirit.
Art news, I will be doing another photograph in my Cigar, Creeper & Dark Sideshow and Circus series this coming weekend with a friend who is visiting from California, so look for that early next week. I don't want to spoil the surprise!
I will also be offering some fun new products in the new year at the shop, including original ACEOs, mini photo series somewhat like the Christmas one I'm offering now, and maybe some original paintings. Exciting stuff coming!
I have a couple of artists to recommend as usual. Jamie Salmon is a hyper-realistic sculptor who creates amazing human pieces. I've seen a lot of work like this because I love it and he is one of the best. His site has some process shots that are fascinating. Here are a couple of his works:
Pieter Hugo is a photographer whose work runs the gamut from funny to very serious and eye-opening. Most of his subjects are from various parts of Africa and I found his Nollywood series wonderful. Apparently, Nollywood, is the third largest film industry in the world after, I'm assuming, Hollywood and Bollywood. Check out his work, it's moving.
Let's wrap up with some funny news, shall we? Of course. Apparently, a choir teacher in Arizona took 40 kids to lunch at Hooters after a concert. According to the teacher, it was the only place in Phoenix "big enough to accommodate a crowd that size." And here's the best part, the teacher is female. Yeah, she's spending Christmas on administrative leave.
Happy Holidays and unpleasant dreams!