Now that Fall is finally here the catalog company's are sending them out. Wow, the mail box was real full yesterday. For those of you who like the resin Doll furniture with about 6-8 items in it www.collectionsEtc.com has 2 sets geared to Christmas that are really cute and inexpensive. A lot of things could be done with it .
They also have sets of treat bags that are really cute. The ones I like are Santa pants treat bags. Very clever.
Everything I have ever gotten from them is good quality.
As soon as the kids are in school I get the feeling I should be learning something too, This year I signed up for a Creative writing class online on How to write Children's books, and a refresher course in digital cameras. Even though I am now able to take College courses free of charge at the present time I like the online classes which can be scheduled around my time or not.
Our local Art Museum was offering an oil painting class based on the Dutch painters from the 16th century like -Vermeer (the Girl with the Pearl Earring) I thought it intriguing and signed up for that. Two weeks in and I'm lost. Never painted like this before. I choose an egg and yolk on a background of blue feathers. It was probably the wrong choice. It is sometimes better to walk into something leaving what you know outside the door because if you don't something new might refuse to slip into your head. I still have 4 more weeks so there will be updates and hopefully a picture. I hope that I can miniaturize the process. It involves a lot of drawing in pencil first.
Next blog will involve 3 different sets of front porch or step planters for Halloween using Dollar tree items and jewel finds. I wish I had them all in large size for my steps. Hope you enjoy!