Thursday, November 27, 2008

My latest snowmen...hope you like them!!! and Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in the USA!


Hi Everyone....
I just created a new project and you guessed it....it's all about snowmen!!!
I was listening to the radio station last year and a lady came on and spoke about her family and their wonderful Christmas traditions....she went on the say that when they got married 35+ years ago they didn't have any money...but they managed to get their first Christmas tree anyway.... and after that year they cut a piece from the bottom of that tree and created an ornament for next year with it....
They did this each and every year....
hearing this story made me cry and really touched my heart. Last year when I was in the paper as the "Green Artist" I thought about this and was so inspired to do something ( my heart is so sad when all the trees are tossed)....so after Christmas when all the trees ended up at the curb, my husband and his friend drove around and picked up some stumps for me and my project....I wanted to make special ornaments from these trees....so that they would mean more then just one Christmas...one tree....that they would be around for years to come....so this is what I decided to do.....
The instructions for this snowman ornament are on Daily Art Stop ...so I hope you make some in the coming years from your trees....and share in new traditions that will make each season even brighter.....
Hugs
Diana

5 comments:

Honor Bowden said...

Hey Diana, thanks for sharing such a great story and wonderful idea! I'm heading over to view your instructions now. :-)

Fannie said...

Love your snowman, Diana.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Lisa said...

great idea Diana. these are so cute and a great story too

Andi Butler said...

adorable!! i collect snowmen, these are too presh!! and cole's painting is wonderful!! so creative!

a : )

Amy C said...

these are so much fun, thanks for sharing

 
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