Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010 to everyone!

These were artistic objects of fascination to me as a child at Christmastime:

...the Santa and the Celestial Star. 
I drew Santas alot as a kid, ( he was easy!!) following my preference for drawing people over objects. I'll have to see if I can ever find any in my boxes of old papers. The little Santa crouched below the star was one of my mom's decorations which are now in my collection.
 The Star, I couldn't have even dreamed of drawing, as its effects were so ephemeral.I would sneak downstairs at night in December just to turn on the tree and gaze at the flickering effects on the ceiling and walls.  The actual name for this electric tree-topper is the Bradford Celestial Star and they were made in the late 50's/early 60's. They now sell for hundreds of dollars on Ebay. My mom still has our old one for her tree, but I was able to find one at a flea market very cheaply some years back. (My sister got hers at an antique store!)

Anyhow, my best wishes to everyone for whatever holiday you celebrate!

1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year Em.
    jan :)