Thursday, December 31, 2015

Fresh Start

Winter light. Not too bright. White on white on white. That's how the year begins.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

For Santa

The shiny red cap and the light bouncing off the milk in this one make me very happy. I hope this will make Santa happy too. Merry Christmas, everyone and to all a good night!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Frosty Musical Figurine

This one is a sentimental favorite from my 1950's/1960's (and beyond!) childhood. What can I say? It's been a long childhood. I find that I long for the Christmases of that era in recent years. Bing Crosby on the hifi, ice tinkling in a glass, glamorous flocking and icicles on the it inevitable nostalgia? the influence of Mad Men? This guy still plays!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Ribbon Candy

We all have our family holiday traditions. My mom, Mavis, made fudge, Aunt Leta put together a really nice relish tray. They all made Divinity. My Aunt Yvonne, the youngest of the three sisters, always had ribbon candy beside a village scene set up in white angel hair on a mantle. My cousin Jill, the youngest of Yvonne's three daughters, sent me a piece this Christmas. I tried to capture the magical glow I felt when I spotted that candy dish perched way up high and knew there was a piece in there for me. Thanks Jill.

Friday, December 11, 2015

California Dreaming

Winter's short days and low light have me following beams of sunlight coming through the house like a cat. Find the brightness and heat where you can.