The week after Christmas was spent partially in my studio, cleaning out non-related 'stuff' like yarn, paring down the books, tearing down all the notes stuck to the window frame, clearing off the work table, putting away non-essentials. From this photo it doesn't look that clean, but it really is a major improvement. It cleared my head and helped me focus on what I needed to concentrate on.
After cleaning up I made some last minute Christmas gifts - eight snack bags. Yes, I know, these were made 'after' Christmas, but they were Christmas presents. These turned out great, really cute and I need to make some more. They were quite simple, quick and non-irritating. I started work on a commission that is just about finished as of today. I'm anxious to get back to finishing my Cedar Swamp large piece. I really love how its turning out and its almost done. See? This is the fourth in my Cedar Swamp series, and the largest. My cousin, Mary Kay Baum took a photo of Cedar Swamp, which was owned by my grandparents and is now owned by my cousins. The photo was so inspiring, though this representation, looks nothing like it.