Friday, December 30, 2011

The Year With Jennelise

"I fell asleep beneath a tree
and dreamt I met eternity
She asked my if I felt it right
that minutes flew like drops of light
That time remained a thing unseen
and she a fairy-tale queen."

   The year is almost up and I have been looking back at all of the things I have done, loved, created, discovered, and experienced in the past twelve months. In february I picked up a point and shoot digital camera and started taking pictures of things in my house. Not long after this I began a blog - with no experience or idea of where it would lead except that I was bursting to create something pretty and maybe to have a place of my own where I could display the things that I loved (including my artwork which I had never before showcased). In May I bought a DSLR because it had only taken a few hours playing with my sister's little point and shoot to discover that I LOVED photography! I am amazed that from these little choices this blog has evolved and the support and friendship I have received from so many people has been an overwhelming source of inspiration and encouragement. Sometimes you just need someone else to say that what you do is lovely. It makes all the difference. Thankyou for the time you spent reading my sometimes clumsy words and browsing through my pictures - I have loved sharing them with you and I am SO excited to see what the New Year brings because I expect it will be even more exciting than the last. My etsy store is twinkling on the horizon and I am brimming with new ideas thanks to the incredible bloggers and creative women out there whose talent inspires me. Thankyou again! I have had a wonderful time looking through all of this year's photos and drawings and I have created a few collages to help you remember. Here is a little look at Jennelise Rose 2011...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year's Eve Finery

"Each age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer."
              ~Walter Scott

   Oh my goodness! - I can't believe that Christmas is over and the New Year is approaching! It seems as if the preparations for Christmas were endless and yet the weekend has gone by in a rush of chaos and visiting. I wish sometimes that I could slow it down and savor a little bit more. Oh well - bring on the New Year! I am very excited to see that this blog now has over 100 followers! Incredible! Thankyou so much for your visits, kind words and wishes, and friendly support - it means the world to me and I love to hear from you and get to know you better! I was also surprised and thrilled to see that my Christmas post was one of those chosen to be featured this week at What's It Wednesday! Thankyou so much Patti and Paula for your lovely compliments! That absolutely made my day! (So many exclamation marks in one post!!!)
   At home and at work everyone is getting ready for the New Year. 2012 is fast approaching and I know that many people have special plans for New Year's Eve. I am going to a musical with some friends and then spending the night with my family (I hope I can stay awake till midnight :). For those of you going to parties I have done a few little drawings of party/cocktail dresses and taken some photos of some beautiful evening bags from Heirlooms where I work. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve whatever you do and thankyou again for your warm wishes and support!
~I am linking up once again with What's It Wednesday!~


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone!
I hope your holiday is special and happy. Thankyou for your support and kind wishes. Take care!

 (These are three of my favorite Christmas pictures -
unfortunately I don't know who the artists are because I made
them into magnets on my fridge years ago :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Christmas Treasures

"I like days
when feathers are snowing,
and all the caves
have petticoats showing,
and the air is cold,
and the wires are humming,
but you feel all warm...
with Christmas coming!"
               ~Aileen Fisher

   I can't believe how close Christmas is! I finally finished my shopping on monday - the latest I have ever been! The other night I was with my family and we were talking about Christmas memories and all of the things that we have loved over the years.-- I remembered sled rides at night when the air was so snowy and cold that my fingers in their gloves stung. Even with the cold it still felt magical - the horse pulling us all down the path through trees, the dark sky above, and the promise of hot chocolate when we reached our destination. I remembered the Christmas I asked for one very special doll and then spent the month of December counting down the days with desperate excitement - measuring presents to see if she might be there! I remembered Christmas breakfasts and suppers, trips to the Nativity pageant, parties and get togethers, carols sang at church, and so much more! Just talking about all of these wonderful memories made me so excited for this weekend! Every Christmas is different and some traditions change and evolve over the years, but that magic feeling never goes away. I still feel like a child at Christmas and the thing that I love the most remains the same - my family.
The pictures I have taken for you today are a little random - they are of all of my personal Christmas treasures that I have displayed in my room. The stocking near the end is my favorite - I added the lace, ribbons, and the rose (from Meadow Street). My Mum requested a drawing of a Pink Christmas Tree! I hope you like everything and have a Merry Merry Christmas!

I am linking to Primp Your Stuff Wednesday and What's It Wednesday!

                                    Drawing by Jennelise