Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Time is a Busy Time

Merry Christmas to All!
'Tis the season to be jolly . . . and busy! But I haven't been busy writing. I guess you could say that I took the month off. My critique group decided to do that and I got my manuscript submitted earlier this month, so why not? Yet I feel busier than ever. I've been making some homemade gifts this year. I made some candy and recorded some stories for the grandkids. And I did a 3x4 foot Crayon Batik wall hanging (for an outdoorsy family with them pictured in it). A what? Basically, I painted melted crayon onto cloth, scrunched it up to make cracks all over, and put it in a dye bath. Then I had to iron out all the wax. Tedious, but a nice change of pace for one month out of the year. Sometimes we have to let those other creative outlets find their place. Would you like a glimpse?


 Some detail painted on.                                                


kbrebes said...

That's awesome, Renae! Merry Christmas!

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Wow, what an amazing talent! All I can do is wear spangly skirts.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanking me for the book giveaway! I've posted a picture of the gypsy skirt, by request:
Merry Christmas!