More of a “White Wine in the Sun” Christmas, as in the Tim Minchin video below. It’s one of my very favorite Christmas songs.
The days are getting longer and my family is happy and healthy. The weird, funny, beautiful things we make for one another as Christmas gifts (often without spending a dime) remind me that I really do have the best kids in the world.
Plus my fruitcake turned out kickin’ this year. I think my grandma would be proud.
This year’s Christmas card – the usual quick block print method- had some surprises.
Hand-marbling paper is always a little unpredictable. The red and green paint I used in the marbling bath left a select few nutcrackers looking like they were dying in a bloody storm of gunfire. I sent those cards out anyway, but only to friends who would (hopefully) understand.
After a weirdly warm spell in Denver, it feels like our snow will come in tonight.
I’m ready for it. I’m making fruitcake tonight using a variation on Alton Brown’s recipe- no nasty jellied fruits, just good dried fruit, lots of nuts and even more brandy.
Trying very hard to be of good cheer.
Hope you are safe and warm who ever you are, where ever you are.
Many wonderful local artists display their wares at this show, and the opening reception is lovely; beautiful young people in ties walk around with trays of pastries and things, offering them up. I will have 13 pieces in this exhibit. Most are tiny and brand new. There is also a new thing this year for people who have cell phones (i.e., everyone on the planet except me). You can dial in a number and hear each artist say whatever they’ve chosen to say about their work. What a world!