Monday, December 10, 2012

An Apple Today

Every year I commit to a new green pledge.  Usually they are simple and pretty easy to stick to.  A couple years ago I decided to stop purchasing gift wrap.  I reuse wrapping paper, brown paper bags and newspaper comics.  This year I discovered a new super easy Holiday craft thanks to Pinterest.  On Pinterest someone used torn pages from a book to decoupage round ornaments with.  They looked so sophisticated with silver glitter.  

But I'm not very sophisticated.  Ha!  Plus I didn't want to destroy any books.  So I used more newspaper comics.  Gotta love Snoopy.  And I already had some old boring plastic apple ornaments.  I may have gotten a little glitter crazy.  But you get the drift.  It's just decoupage.  So easy a kid can do it.  

Now I have a couple links to share.  The first is a link to this year's Tomie de Paola contest.  At  I illustrated an excerpt from, "The Yearling" in pencil.  Wish me luck!

And I also have a link for Leontien at A Rural Journal  Holiday cards are being sent to brighten her Holiday season as she battles cancer.   


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How fun to use the comics for that!

TexWisGirl said...

that's pretty cute! i'm not sophisticated either. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Here I am looking at your bloggy- and I saw the link for Leontien.
thank you

The Chair Speaks said...

These make lovely gifts! Purrs!

Serline said...

I always like to see your crafty creations:)

DJan said...

I was just yesterday admiring your postcards you sent me a year or so ago, and I absolutely love the barn scene. I was thinking of passing it along and couldn't bear to be without it! :-)

Linda Hensley said...

I love the apple. There can't be enough comics in the world, right? I think type can be illustrations sometimes. It's good to stretch ourselves in different directions.