Christmas is around the corner

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Christmas is around the corner and will be here before we know it.  I’ve been a busy elf getting ready for the holiday art and craft show next week and feeling a bit out of the loop.  But I took a few hours on Thursday to shop local with mom and pop shops in our area. An independent bookseller, a letterpress shop, and some fair trade artisan making as well.  My local thrifts both support homelessness and food bank initiatives.  My spirit of the season feels good and real to me.  It’s about belonging to your community and supporting those that live close by. I do love Christmas, the twinkling lights, feeding a wonderful meal to my family and open trinkets and treasures on Christmas morning.  Walking with dogs and baking them extra goodies to celebrate too.  I am feeling grateful for close friends and far away friends like most of you who come and visit me here.  Over the holiday time I plan to read and recoup, take long walks and hopefully get back into my yoga practice at a new studio.  Some self care is in order.  I am looking forward to the minutes of light each day we can add on at the Solstice but realize this is the time for inward reflection and nesting and renewal.  In the spirit of this renewal, I’ve not had much time for journal time so today a few digital journal pages are what I could muster.  Hope your preparations for this holiday are bringing you joy and peace in your own lives.  If we can find that we can spread it outward into our troubled world.  xox


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Linking to AJJ the theme collage with some words.


  1. Beautiful work and thanks for adding the words 🙂
    Enjoy the season and have fun, hugs, Valerie

  2. You are comforting me from my home to yours. I love hearing about your active days and wish you the best for your show.

  3. Have fun with the show Corinne and enjoy the season! Sounds all very good!
    Thank you for participating in Art Journal Journey!
    Happy weekend my friend!

  4. just lovely, as always!

  5. What an awesome Christmas you’re creating from the decorations to the spirit!

  6. LOVE your Xmas tree…have a good one.

  7. Fabulous pages, love the awesome tree and the vibrant colours of the other two pahes.

  8. Wishing you joy and peace this Christmas Corrine, and in the new year.

  9. Well said, Corrine. 🙂

  10. peace is the word here and sadly it seems to be slipping away! enjoy your family and friends and hope for better times!

  11. What a lovely tree!
    Wishing you and yours joy and peace!

  12. Solstice coming soon. Enjoy your preparations and family. I enjoyed your post.
    Be well.

  13. pearshapedchris says:

    Just trying to have a catch up but to come here and see this has encouraged me to think again about trying some digital work! This really is beautiful Corrine! Peace to you and yours! Chrisx

  14. What a wonderful Christmas tree you have created here!! I wonder how you did that…

  15. Fab work love the tree

  16. i love your work and your words here… the sparkling of the tree, the glow… and i´m sure you can calm down after all the preparations for the activities. yes, longing for light, esp on dull and dreary days (like we had last week… but actually no complaining here, sun is out again…).
    have a peaceful time, xox

  17. A very gratifying post Corrine~
    Do take that time to rejuvenate, and thank you for reminding me to do the same!
    Love &hugs,Jackie

  18. I am so thankful for the internet and the opportunity to connect with friends far and wide! Your post gave me a feeling of peace and quiet, thanks! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  19. Wow! Love the Christmas tree!
    I bet you guys are cold… tee-hee…!

  20. The first two collages look like handmade ones.Did you use your own artwork to bring the collage together? Great clors and textures.

  21. I love shopping and eating “local,” Corrine, and know that you do, too! Much love and best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year! Mwah!

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