I don't celebrate the traditional Christmas...I'm more of a Pantheist than a Christian and hate all the Commercialism and guilt associated with the season...all the hoopla IS a way to pass the dark days before the Winter Solstice starts tipping the earth back toward the sun.
My West Coast family and I Love reasons for cooking and sharing food, so here are my end of December 2014 pictures.
|A few days in the twenties in December, frost on the ground cover|
|A cold day at Ediz Hook|
|Looking across the harbor at Port Angeles, snow on the mountain tops and a few days at sea level|
|Celebratory Latkees...I LOVE potato pancakes any season|
|A two-table celebration at Doug's house in Seattle|
|Sarah, Serene, Connie, Hugh|
|Seren'e Cupcake Creations...she is an artist of cake!|
|Amal and her mom, who now lives nearby|
|David, Brian, Doug|
|Doug and Thayer cooking...Thayer is getting GOOD!|
|Lots of busy food prep going on|
|Thayer cured salmon and made potato latkes to go with...Very, Very Good!|
|Multi-tasking in the kitchen: Thayer, Serene, Amal|
|A small wall piece of my Mom and Dad in the Forties for Serene|
|One for Thayer of Dad at sixteen with a beloved train|
|Typical winter foggy day from the window where I sit at my computer|
I'm trying to put the dark days to good use, although sometimes the gloom gets me down. I finally broke my way into the process of making an eBook combination of DOLL MAKING AS A TRANSFORMATIVE PROCESS, the book, the class, and lots of additional information and images I've gathered over the last 10 years....I LOVE learning new skills!
My friend, Barb Kobe, is encouraging me along, to become known on Pinterest because a woman from Paris saw one of my fabric journals there and ordered my eBook on that topic.
And to do my Birthday Deal above
|Birthday Deal: 2 books and a kit and free shipping for $20|
. Fast approaching my 68th birthday...and having more time at home is motivating me to clean out boxes of books, kits, patterns, and anything else I can probably do without.
The North Peninsula Surface Design group is having a show at the Port Angeles Library, so I've been making wall pieces (small, so they won't take up much space to store)...but every day a few more pages on the book...Stay Tuned!
|Forest Dream...using up the Good Stuff!|