Dec 31, 2008

a christmas wrap-up

the year is nearly over and i'm excited to see what next year would bring :) after the gift making frenzy in the past month i thought it fitting that i wrap up all the christmas gifts i made in this last post of 2008 :) so here they are ...

3 friendship tags :

i am naturally inclined to slightly "darker" things, so most of the art i come up with are not what i would call "happy" looking. the same thing happened when i made these tags, they naturally turned out to be quite subdued and kinda "bleak" if i may say so... thus didn't go too well with christmas! so i decided to add some tassels and bells to them to give them a more "christmasy" and a happier feel... the tassels were made from putting together ribbons, sequines, yarn and bells. the sunflower (last minute addition) also helped to brighten the last tag up. plus... if anyone intend to hang these on their doors ... they would also make good "door bells" :))) the first two tags had my "untitled ll" poem on them which i thought went well with the travel theme.

2 magnetic boards :

of course these came with 4 magnets each :)) magnets made from glueing raw magnets to mosaics if you remember :) you can find the creative process of these magnetic boards in one of my previous post :)

5 sets of coasters :

this set of 8 were my first try. i gave them to 8 of my colleagues in the office.

subsequently, i enjoyed making coasters so much that i made 4 more sets. i know there are 3 here, that's because that 1 set that i made... ahem... wouldn't be very nice if an under age happen to come into my blog and saw them... so i rather not post the pics here :)))

the doggie set was made last. this was for a very good friend who is also the host of the party we went to ... he is a true animal lover :) lives with 3 dogs and 3 cats :) so i thought doggie coasters were perfect for him :)))

nell who received the betty boop set was squealing and sent me the most lovely thank you message via facebook the next day :))) i'm so glad she loved them...

2 painted mirrors :)

these mirrors were painted with waterbase acrylic. i did a similar sunflower mirror for another friend 2 years ago and one of my friends saw a picture and fell in love with it. she even asked me if could paint another one and she'll buy it from me... of course i'll paint another for her... so she got this as a christmas gift :))

the second mirror i called "lothlorien" which was inspired by lord of the rings :) though you cannot really see it, but the motif is painted with luminesence pearl white paint and looks really magical when you see it under lights :) i especially designed and painted this for a very gentle friend :)

all in all it was a great christmas :) now let's see what next year holds for all of us :)

happy pimping! :)

5 comments:

  1. Oh I love everything you made! Just lovely. I know the recipients appreciated the time and skill of making these gifts. So sweet. I absolutely love the flourishes on the mirror. I often doodle flourishes. Your artwork is not bleak, it just has an antique feel to it. I quite like the look. My artwork is often antiqued, as well.
    Have a wonderful New Year full of love, laughter, good health and happiness!
    Hugs,
    Tammy

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  2. Stopping by to wish you a very Happy New Year! May it be a good one!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  3. I love your talents! You have created the most beautiful pieces, and I look forward to what you'll do in the coming New Year!
    Kudzu

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  4. Happy new year..looking forward to see your wonderful creations for the year 2009..

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  5. Wow Luthien! Your work is just beautiful!! I can't think of anything else to describe all the gorgeous creations you make (oh well, there's another word - gorgeous, LOL!).

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!♥

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