Hello and Welcome to Magpieheaven! I'm arriving a little bit out of breath and dishevelled to Kim Dellow's 'Show Your Face on Friday'! Please click here if you would like to find out all about Kim's great rendezvous for anyone who wants to try their hand at drawing, painting or making a face in any medium! I knew it would happen - Christmas has caught me out again! Never mind, I'm telling myself not to panic and all will be well because, after all, Christmas will happen whether I think I'm ready or not! I have a little gift to share with you this week. It's a tiny wooden house I've made for a very old friend of mine. It features faces burned into the pine wood and then coloured with PaperArtsy paints diluted with Satin Glaze. On this side my portrait is of one of my friendly trees!
The house itself is about 2 inches high and stands on tiny blue bead feet. My friend loves robins, so I've given my tree with a face a robin companion who might just have warned him about that very slithery icicle melting close by!
Whatever the weather the companions are determined to be merry because there is nothing more cheering in a sometimes chilly world than friendship!
Santa has made an appearance around the back of the house. He's looking decidedly flushed and cross-eyed - probably from delivering all those presents - and he isn't getting any younger! After burning his features onto the house, I thought he looked a little like Albert Einstein! And what could we need more for Christmas cheer than Energy! Perhaps I should have written 'Merry E = MC2' over the door and described it as a portrait of Einstein in a Santa costume!
The roof is bead gel with a good slathering of Snowflake Fresco and Distress Glitter. I do hope this little ornament will make my friend smile this Christmas.
I also just had time to make another little angel brooch with a heart-shaped face for the tree. Which reminds me - I have to start decorating our tree right now! We have a tradition in our family that the tree is dressed on the Saturday before Mr Magpie's birthday on the 15th December! Thank you so much for stopping by today. I do hope your preparations are all going well and that you will find some time in your busy schedules to show a face of your own on Kim's blog! Enjoy the coming week everyone!