Friday, December 23, 2011

things i ♥ about Christmas


there are just a couple of empty spots left in my Christmas journal......
i'm really glad i left some room for the gingerbread house!





and my all-time favorite thing:  santa!!





now the only thing left to do is put some finishing touches on the inside covers.
i decided to keep it simple and just paint some lines of watercolor.





then i could add some thoughts and doodles 
to the inside front cover.......





along with my list of materials onto the inside back cover.





and here's the final accordion journal.....
just in time for Christmas!


i hope you have a beautiful Christmas holiday,
and a very artful 2012!!

{i'll be spending some time with my family, 
so i'll be away from my blog for several weeks.
thank you SO much for your sweet encouragement
and support this year..... i'll see you in the new year!  woo hoo!!}




28 comments:

annhovsepian said...

Gorgeous and very inspiring, Lori! Have a very blessed Christmas. :)

nancybabb said...

LOVE IT!

Jeanette said...

AWESOME, Lori!!!!! You've outdone yourself with this fun, inspirational journal. I do believe you've captured the magic of Christmas in these pages. I want to take a stroll through them myself. Wishing you every blessing of this wondrous season and a spectactular New Year. Here's to a year of creativity and artful fun. xoxo, Jeanette

mirsini's creations said...

You're christmas journal is wonderful as all your sketches!!!! I'm following your blog some time now and i really like your style!!!! You have lots of talent!!!
Blessings for Happy Christmas and A magical New years Eve!!!
:oD

Fran said...

Merry Christmas Lori to you and yours. Have a wonderful Christmas and a nice, relaxed break! :)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Gorgeous accordian...Merry CHristmas and all the best for 2012...enjoy your time with your family....

Atticelf said...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas, Lori. It has been a treat to follow you on your Christmas journal journey. :)

isabelle said...

A merry xmas to you to Elvie and a very happy New Year!!!!! May 2012 be a year full of ... CHOCOLATE!!!!
Belgian wishes, Isa xxxx

Betty Jo said...

Lori the gingerbread house is my favorite part! What a gorgeous finished journal. Enjoy your time with your family, have an incredible Christmas, and blessed New Year! ♥

Claire M said...

Definitely a one-of-a-kind .... just like YOU! Adorable keepsake.

Dymphie said...

Love your Christmas book, so very very fun!

Merry Christmas to you and your family ♥

Lludria said...

So cute, Elvie! ♥ I hope you enjoy this time with your family. I wish you a Happy and specially magic Christmas!
I hope you will back happy and full of inspiration!
I'm waiting to begin my new creative year with your on line class! It will be my own Christmas gift.
See you soon! ♥ xo

Margaret said...

What a lovely mini journal to look back on and remind you of all Christmases past.
Wishing you the happiest of Christmases and a blessed 2012. Enjoy your time with your family
Love 'n' hugs
Margaret xx

Sandy Guderyon said...

I can't tell you how much I love your blog! And~it is very much appreciated, all of the work that you do prac tically daily to show us what you do. The inspiration I get from this is invaluable. I am so much further along in creativeness because of you and Martha Lever, too.
I feel I can do what you do and you explain everything so carefully and clearly. Night after night when my workday is done, I sit at my little art table to try and copy your things and allow myself to get creative.
Happy New Year, Lori.

Jessie May said...

Your journal is as magical as Christmas! I love your illustrations. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and I shall look forward to reading your brilliant blog in 2012 xx

Andria said...

An amazing book, Lori, and a labor of love. Thanks for letting us watch it unfold (so to speak!).

Shirley said...

Merry Christmas Lori to you and your family. Your journal is adorable. I always like dropping by to see what you are creating, I just don't always get to leave you a comment. Have a great time with your family. Your Missouri Friend.

Createology said...

Lori dear your little book of Christmas favorites is as precious as you yourself! Joyous celebrations and family time. Holiday Hugs and very much looking forward to an artful 2012. Thank you for always being such an inspiration!

mama bleu said...

have a wonderful christmas. thank you for sharing your amazing book with us!!

ale balanzario said...

Love this Christmas book, so creative, thanks for sharing and being so inspiring,

Have a wonderful Christmas.
Ale.

Sophia said...

You are SO incredibly brilliant. I was just showing this post to a friend sitting next to me and telling them how much you suck. hahahaha JUST kidding. They love your work as well.

Hope this little note finds you doing well. BIG hugs. :)

Renee Troy said...

Always so much fun to visit your blog Lori.
Just want to wish you and yours the happiest and healthiest of New Years.
Hugs,

Dymphie said...

hopping over to wish you and your dear ones a healthy creative colorful 2012!

Kathy McCreedy said...

Lori, your journals are just delightful, this one being my favorite!!! Your attention to detail and use of color and shading is just stunning. Happy New Year to you, too, my friend!

Kathy McCreedy said...

Lori, your journals are just delightful, this one being my favorite!!! Your attention to detail and use of color and shading is just stunning. Happy New Year to you, too, my friend!

Barb Conroy said...

Hi Lori,
Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic art.
I have spent the past 4 hours going through your blog and I've loved every post and every piece of art you have created.
You now have a new fan!
Barb in Oz

Jennifer DeDonato said...

very cute christmas book. i really need to make a gingerbread house next year.

Queen of 'arts said...

Hope you are having a good break and that the holidays were wonderful. Missing you and your fun blog!

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