Saturday, December 24, 2016


It's been a while since I posted. Christmas started early. It made me review the various things I'd made over the previous, digital images, calendars, ceramic angels, jewellery. The above is a Photoshopped image of Richard and me for my 2016 e-card (rapidly replacing snail mail due to postage costs).

The sentiments are extended to all my e-friends for the 2016/17 Festive Season.  May it be happy and bright.

Some years ago, when I was a potter, I made gold ceramic angels that sold like hot cakes. I kept a couple for myself, and am often asked if I have more for sale.  Sorry, am past that stage of my creative path.

Angels are about 4" high (10cm)

I've often used digitally manipulated images for cards:

There have always been some friends for whom I actually make 'real' cards.  These are my arty mates from years ago, and my closest local friends.

This year I did some Gelli prints, and a few collaged cut-out arrangements.

Of course it wouldn't be Xmas without angel earrings would it?  I must've made dozens of pairs, both for sale and to wear myself.

Each year my local art group has a 'Secret Santa' .  We decide early in the year what the project will be.  It began as a small painting or collage but, this year, has progressed to a decorated silk fan.

Here is my effort:

The list could go on ad infinitum....but enough is enough. Just pointing out that having Xmas begin in October real for me. Am already thinking about next year's 'Secret Santa'....a tissue box.  Hmmmmm... collaged, beaded, or painted...or a combination of all?

But first....on the easel is a large painting for my first exhibition next year, at the end of January.  More about that later.

See you in 2017 !!!  Have a wonderful celebration and stay safe, healthy, and happy.


  1. what a gorgeous collection of your artistic talents Jo!! I love them all! Best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful holiday season.

  2. Hello Hello Dear Jo ~
    I too have been away from blogland!
    You and Richard are such a beautiful couple ♥
    All of your creations are very special!
    The angels with their brilliant finish are WOW
    AND I am smitten with your painted silk fan.
    I have always had a thing for those fans.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and here's to more fun in 2017

  3. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Creative New Year!

  4. Happy New Year, I am a bit late to the party, but sending holiday wishes, nonetheless! Fun to see what you came up with in the past, and I agree, always looking forward, not back..

  5. Happy New Year, Jo!
    May it be filled with love, joy, peace, inspiration and at least one gooey slice of chocolate cake!

  6. I actually stopped by to thank you for your recent comments, and was appalled that I had not seen this Christmas post. You make the best gifts and art. I love the earrings, even if I could never wear them. I also really loved how you digitally alter cards. That's incredibly creative.

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and have already started on that tissue box. So, I know you had a lovely New Year, but will say it anyway.

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