Saturday, December 12, 2009

Saturday Surprise - Ornaments and Decorations


Is anyone feeling as overwhelmed as I am with the preparations for Christmas? I know I don't even have to ask this. I can see the same emotions etched on the faces of the people I meet as I scurry around running my errands. I'm always torn between the things I want to do and the things I must do and the latter usually wins sucking up all of my time and leaving me frustrated. One of the things that I'd love to do is to make several of these altered tins to tuck into my Christmas tree. I can just picture them nestled amid the branches. Hmmm.....my guess is that these will remain in my head this year. Perhaps I should work on this dream sometime in the summer!!LOL Be kind to yourself at this busy time of the year. This is my entry for the Saturday Surprise challenge this week.

14 comments:

Amy said...

very CUTE tin Heather. I love the tiny ornaments you added inside. CUTE window and images.
I like the paint you use. I tried to make a tin with paint (acrylic) but it seemed weird or dry and wouldn't close then. Is that the kind of paint you use for your tins?

icandy... said...

Your entry is just wonderful, Heather! I love the altered tins!
I feel the same way... quite overwhelmed and cannot believe that Christmas is in just a few days! I tell myself every year, that I'll start earlier... though, that never happens! :)
Hugs to you!
Christina
ox

Lynn Stevens said...

I can just imagine your tree full of all your wonderful art!This is such a sweet tin. I too am feeling overwhelmed. I am usually on top of things but not this year. Now off to wrap up presents, sheesh!

Rosie said...

I love these little tins you make Heather. Be gentle with yourself when it comes to Christmas, cheat at everything you possibly can and give space for yourself a high priority!

Rhonda said...

Your altered tin is fabulous, Heather. Thank you for the inspiration. This season has a lot of expectations doesn't it? Many of them we put upon ourselves, I know I do. Take time to smell the mulled spices this season! Cheers!

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow your tin work is really unique. Absolutely gorgeous. Love them.

vintagesusie said...

I soooooo love your little tins. Tiny gifts of surprise & wonder...so perfect for the holidays!
Hugs,
Susie

Terri said...

I just love your tins Heather! I know what you mean about wishing you were crafting while your out and about.
This year or next year, your tins on the tree will be fabulous!

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your tin assemblages Heather. They would be awesome in your holiday tree!

It is the time of year when everyone feels rushed; I can sense it in driving around. Everyone in a hurry and parking lots are full - it's overwhelming really.

I can't believe Christmas is around the corner. I am so behind but - some online shopping has helped a bit. :)

Much love - thinking of you! Marilyn

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Your tins are always so wonderful!!!! Great art!!

Elizabeth said...

Love your tins Heather!! Make some for yourself sometime when the pressure is not so great!! Seems that I need to follow my own advice!!! SIGH!!!
big Holiday Hugs!
Elizabeth

Melissa said...

Hi Heather!
They'd be darling tucked into a tree! This one you made is so cute. I feel the same way about Christmas so I've simplified a little more this Christmas. I figure if I simplify a little each year, within 10-12 years I'll be stress free! LOL!
Smiles-
Melissa

UberArt said...

I love your entry!! And yes, I'm overwhelmed with Christmas preparations also! *twitch*

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