Art Every Day Month – Day 30

Hurray! I did it, I did it! And now it’s time for the Yule season. Given that Claire’s little hands find it hard to resist touching interesting stuff, and that holidays are about happiness rather than scolding “No, don’t touch!” we have opted out of a tree this year. Plus, we need the floor space to play, and a tree would seriously crimp that.

I’ll get out a few decorations in addition to this garland — I just need to find ways to make do without horizontal surfaces. Claire is getting into everything now.

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5 Comments on “Art Every Day Month – Day 30”

  1. Heidi Says:

    Your art every day was absolutely fantastic!

    Stop by – I have a little present for you.

  2. Kathryn - Collage Diva Says:

    Congratulations! I’m inspired by your success and hope to make art each day for the next 30 days.

  3. Laura Says:


    No tree or other decorations for us this year, for slightly different reasons – we have a new cat, who at 9 months old, can’t be kept out of anything. I don’t really fancy his destroying the tree. Next year we will probably have the same issue you do this year (as our son should be almost a year old by then).

    At least next year, the cat may have calmed down. If so, I’ll be able to put greenery on the mantel, at least – our baby won’t be able to reach that surface yet!

  4. LKD Says:

    No tree?


    Bob was up and in the tree when he was a kitten. It mad the holidays….exciting.

    What about a soft tree? A plush tree? A pillow tree? A tree that would still be a Xmas tree but wouldn’t break if knocked over by curious hands?

    Oh, Xmas without a tree is a sad thing.

    What about hanging a tiny tree from your lamp?

    (I’m all about the Xmas tree. It ain’t Xmas without one. I can’t have a real one this year, and I’m not into big and fake so I bought a Xmas topiary from a friend at work for a buck–a single dollar, can you imagine?–and it’s so damned festive with its lights and unexpected shape. I swear it makes me happy to plug it in at night.)

    Seriously, I understand the whole no tree thing. I wish you could have one. Maybe you could paint or draw one and tape it up to the wall.

  5. Kathryn Says:

    Yep, L, I couldn’t tolerate the notion either. The very next post on this blog shows how I remedied this.