In going through my Christmas decorations, I was struck by how many of them were handmade. I have ornaments made by me, my grandma, and my great-grandma, as well as a no-pattern-needed stocking, custom made by my mom! My family is chock-full of creative women, and I’m so thankful that I had them to inspire me to craft and design throughout my childhood.
The only reason I didn’t seriously consider being an artist as my profession was because sometime in elementary school I heard that artists were always “starving.” That didn’t sit well with me. Oh well.
When I was in middle school, I took one of those career aptitude tests and it said I should either: (1) go into agriculture, or (2) be an interior designer. As a 7th grader, I wasn’t all that into thinking about being a grown-up and getting a job, so I moved onto something else (i.e. watching “Boy Meets World” or practicing my hook shot with my dad).
Now that I am a “grown-up,” it’s so exciting that I get to be a creative little kid again and spend time every day making art in the form of home decor! Turns out kid and pre-teen me knew exactly what would make me happy all along (well, except the agriculture thing).
Oh! And check out how well my great-grandma’s handmade ornament complements my holiday line! We obviously share some fabulous design genes.
Just a week and a half until Christmas and I’m feeling incredibly lucky to be loved and supported by such wonderful family and friends. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!
As my great-grandma used to say...
"With Oodles of Love,"