Friday, January 01, 2010

New Year

Happy New Year everyone! I don't know about you but I'm looking forward to a Blessed year full of the richness and bounty of God's love. That would make it much like last year and the year before. God is good even when we don't recognize it.

I never bother to make New Years resolutions. They are a waste of time. I always think that if you are going to make changes, you will and you don't have to wait for a new year to kick over to do it. I think it is much better to make continual small adjustments to my behavior and character throughout the year than to try to make some grandiose change at the beginning of the year. I expect that that is why most people fail to live up to the resolution schemes.

One thing I can tell you for sure about 2010, I will be tatting more lace. Just to prove it, here is the finished Jingle Bell.

The bell was hung from the spruce tree out front and filmed in falling snow. I was aiming for a creative, white bell on a backdrop of dark green needles with a few falling flakes. After a dozen shots taken of a bell wildly spinning in the wind, all I got was a lot of blurry pictures and my new camera getting wet. I probably would have had better luck using the other side of the tree, but then I'd have to explain to the neighbours why I was standing out in the snow in my slippers shivering and taking a close up of a tree branch.

4 comments:

Arty Lady's blog said...

Your bell is just lovely, isn't it wonderful when we finish something, a sense of satisfaction.

Have a great New Year!

Liz
x

Krystle said...

Lol I have yet to explain to the neighbors why I keep taking pictures of something on a piece of paper held out at arms length on the front porch. One does what one must for a good tatting pic, am I right?

Happy new year!

❦TattingChic said...

LOL! Sharon, I so understand you "pain" minus the snow! I take photos of my tatting out on my patio all the time...my neighbors' patios are not far away! They probably wonder why I go outside and contort my body in strange pictures to take photos of a piece of paper with something on it (the tatting) on the ground! LOL!

Anyway, the jingle bell is very cool! I like how you used the real jingle bell for the bell's clapper! Clever! That's what I call "Clapper Cleverness! LOL! ;)

Happy New Year!

~TattingChic ♥

Anonymous said...

New to your blog...I am soo very inspired by all I have seen and read. I LOVE the bell!! I have tatted off and on for 35 years but only now feel that I am ready to get serious about it. Thanks for the inspirations.

Amanda