Holidays are crazy around here. I bet they're are for you too. With 2 kids, a husband with a full time job that comes home to help me with my midnight job we're all pretty busy during the year, but when the Holidays approach things just go into crazy mode. And in top of that I've been having headaches (which I found, fortunately, are for my lack of use of eyeglasses. Problem fixed as soon as I wear them the whole day).
So yesterday I was making some ornaments, and I was soooo tired that I ruined them all. Yep, not a single one survived. That hadn't happened to me in a long time, so it's kind of frustrating. But I'll try again today, I just need to find some tools I know I have somewhere in my mess, I mean, my studio.
What turned out great were the pictures of the new kokeshi dolls! They were going to be something different but then an angel saved me the other day and I had to honor my guardian angel.
I was driving with my kids after picking up my daughter from swimming
school when traffic stopped suddenly in the middle of a bridge because
there was an accident ahead. We were slowly rolling in the traffic jam
when out of nowhere a truck appeared on the lane next to me, did not
brake in time and skidded out of control towards our car.
I was seeing myself and my kids pinned by the truck against the bridge
wall when a hand guided my steering wheel, helped me swerve between two
stopped cars and avoided the truck by mere inches. We saw the truck
crash against the bridge wall exactly where we were as we got out of the
way with not even a scratch.
The only way I can explain this is with knowing that my guardian angel
is looking after me, it was very scary. when I got home, I decided I had
to thank my guardian angel, and I had a set of Kokeshi dolls that were
waiting for me to work on them... So I made a guardian angel! With a
house to look after and all.
And being me, I could no stop with only one, So I made a set of hand
painted kokeshi angels, with trees, translucent paper wings and a little
touch of collage. They have been protecting me a lot, so it's time to
share that love with you.
They're finally ready for adoption and I don't know which one to call a favorite... It is wrong that I say it but I'm amazed at how I can paint their tiny little faces and make them look so expresive... believe me, when I look at them I wonder how I did it...