Remember this girl? From last year?
Well, she made it...all the way from Oregon to Texas...and she's quite at home at the top of my art tree. Her hideousness makes her endearing and adorable.
See what I mean? She's looking pretty good up there! Her quirky kitschiness earned her a spot at the top.
And now for a few of our 2007 Festival players:
2007 was the year I started getting really amped up about this swap. I loved it before but I fell in love more, each year. This sweetness from my friend, Sally T, proves my point. The creativity of my friends is always surprising and delightful.
Joanna joined us in 2007. What more can I say? What work of hers do I not adore? Her brain works in a creative way that makes me envious! I just love her. So...this is a tart tin, crazy quilt, painted doll face (Jo does fabulous dolls and faces!), measuring tape, rusty wire and other rusty bits. It's pretty amazing.
This little lovely from Jennifer is one of my all time favorites. It's a tiny, resin filled angel. I'm not sure what she used for the form but it looks like a little cookie cutter. So cute!
Another fave is this santa man from Lou. He's pretty big...about 10 inches...but he's amazing and reminds me of an old world Santa with his cone hat and old fashon-dy face.
2007 can't go by without mentioning this amazing partidge in a pear tree, by Ruth Rae. How whimsical and lovely is that?
My 2007 ornaments were French hens. I had a whole flock of them, nested with their eggs. They're clip-on ornaments...which I love. Clip-ons remind me of my Grandma's Christmas tree, for some reason.
Next up is 2008. I have some wonderful things to show you from that year!