Saturday, January 1, 2011

My secret obsession

Anyone who knows me and has been to my home knows this.  It is not a secret.  I really am not trying to hide anything.  At this time of year it can all be explained.  Only when people are around in April, or June, or even September, they don't know what to say.  What is my obsession?  Creating Santas.  My house is, well, lets just say they are everywhere.  Ok, it is out, whew.......

Santa, waiting for his sleigh to be packed and ready for a ride.

I've loved Santa since I was a child.  I made and sold Santas when I was in High School for my extra spending money.  There were 2 sizes, small and large.  Both were sets with a Mr & Mrs.  Unfortunately I have no photos of these.  One day I saw a set for sale in a yard sale.  Kinda sad.

Next I moved onto making bigger and better Santas and sold them at local craft shows.  It was alot of fun to see which face would speak to which buyer.  My work has also been exhibited at the Wenham Doll Museum. I put away my passion  when I discovered paper arts after 9/11.  Now it has resurfaced again.
Those Crazy Elves!  Harry "borrowed" one of Santas toy race cars to help deliver the mail with his brother Henry.  Then Irving jumped on the back as he didn't want to be left behind!  Wait until Santa finds out what those crazy elves are up to this time.

I will be showing more of my Santas and friends, as the list does include bunnies and elves.  Lately they have come back to life to tell their stories.  And I can't argue with Santa or the elves, as they can be loud!

Here is a parting shot of the sextuplets wishing you all a Happy New Year!!  Soon they will all be bundled up and going their separate ways!
"Happy New Year!!"  squeals six little voices.  

Happy New Year from me too.

1 comment:

  1. Sweet santa's Lee. And a happy New year to you to!!!!!