Friday, December 22, 2006

Improvized X-mas decoration


We have relocated twice this year, due to our landlord´s renovation of the area we live in, and in a few months we are going to move once more to a slightly bigger apartment. To make this year a little easier, we decided not to carry ALL our stuff around every time we move. Instead we stored a lot of our belongings elsewhere and kept only the things we knew for sure we would need during the year. Unfortunately we managed to store all our Christmas decorations. We try to keep up a good mood by simply calling our Christmas approach "minimalistic".

Today I noticed this little still life on one of our loudspeakers. Apparently my dear M had stumbled upon ONE tiny piece of Christmas ornament, and to give the poor thing some kind of company over Christmas, he put it between the two African wooden dolls. I don´t know, I think all three look equally surprised by the situation, but I´m sure they´ll get used to it.

Decorations or not, I know we will have a nice Christmas anyway, and wish all of you the same!

7 comments:

melissa w said...

Cute story. I love how these little stories get preserved in our art journals. Will be fun to remember when you pull the journal out a few years from now! Best of luck settling in, enjoy your Christmas

Shelly McC said...

Great drawing! Cute Decoration!

Jana Bouc said...

This is such a funny little painting. I hope you have a very merry Christmas, even without all the decorations.

Casey said...

I really enjoyed this post. I think the African doll on the left is giving the evil eye to the poor naive little teddy bear.

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

This is great, Nina. Merry Christmas.

Janet said...

Nice drawing. Merry CHristmas.

Nel said...

What a lovely little watercolor. I love how spare and clean you've done this, with no fuss. The yellow shadows on the bear are beautiful, and I like that touch of blue in the dolls. Good cast shadows too. Gorgeous.