Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Finals week

Final week of this semester, were there ever any sweeter words? Especially before Christmas, especially in the dead of winter, I just can't wait to be free of it.  Don't get me wrong, it has been an interesting semester, I've learned some things, (thank goodness!) But I look forward to a few weeks off.
This was my finals project for my graphic design class. A sculpture made entirely of white paper, incorporating 5 or 6 different textures.  I got the assignment and immediately ideas began popping into my head. This was one of them, a wreath. It is Christmas after all. I loved making it and it was easy.  A little research online and I had figured out how to do it.  The little angel was part of the composition.  I made the piece so it could be disassembled and I could use the different parts when it was finished.
I love the texture of the leaves and the little flowers. I think they look a bit like hellebores, or lenten rose.  I may do a tutorial on making this if I have time before Christmas.
Tomorrow, my final in typography and I'm finished with the semester! Yay! Friday, my last day at work until the new year and Victoria comes home for Christmas break. Triple yay! Things are looking up:>)


  1. That wreath is stunning! Have wonderfully happy times in the weeks ahead with your family...

  2. Hi Kathy! Where do I begin? I am catching up with your posts and will try the biscotti out. I make them each year for my family and will try your version. They look great.

    Your holiday table is amazing and so fresh and pretty looking! The wreath and angel you made is the perfect accent! Awesome work, my friend!

    Merry Christmas wishes to you and your lovely family!


  3. Adorable, darling and beautiful, honey!

  4. The wreath and angel are lovely. I wish I could do things like that!! Please do the tutorial if at all possible. Wishing you a wonderful and joyous Christmas break with your lovely family.

  5. Loving all the white and textures. I hope you got an A.

  6. Going wild here!!! That is so beautiful Kathy! I'm impressed! Hope your teacher is too.
    I sure wouldn't take it apart for anything. Love the angel and the wreath so much :)

  7. Wow. I just had to respond to this posting. Your wreath is just stunning. I love the white and the textures.Also love your doily angel. So sweet!

  8. I am so so in love with that beautiful wreath, Kathy. When they gave you this assignment, little did they know that YOU could teach THEM a thing or two about CRAFTS. You are the most talented lady, ever.

    Yay on your winter break..and yay that V. is coming home.
    fun fun...

  9. Hi Kathy! Your wreath is gorgeous! I love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. What..... NO RED???????? :-)

    It is beautiful Kathy.... I love it!
    Would love a tutorial...... but do understand this time of year there is little time for things like that!
    Maybe a valentine wreath!!!!!

    Good luck,
    Luv, Dolly

  11. Hello Kathy,

    Just had to tell you how much I loved your paper assignment.Beautiful. And as I scrolled through your blog I especially was impressed with your buffet! My Goodness!! What a trash to treasure. I also enjoyed your comments about the estate sale.The white tablescape is great,I really like your little white trees and a peek at your dining room chair looks interesting.

    Enjoy your break. Two more days for me! I am a high school teacher, so I too love the breaks!


  12. Thanks Kathy...your blog cheers me up each time and I am grateful for your inspiration.
    Merry Christmas!

    Janet xox

  13. Gorgeous! Yes, please do a tutorial - even after Christmas would be fine with me.

  14. What a beautiful wreath. It goes with so many decors! I agree. You should how it us now it is done. You did a great job of coming up with not only a seasonal idea..but probably one that could come in amazing color as well..but this...this is lovely!!

  15. Oh Kathy, your creations are breathtaking. Really, what wonderful things you made. I just love them!

  16. Oh Kathy
    That wreath is fabulous!!

  17. What a fun school project! And it turned out so beautiful!

  18. It's so beautiful Kathy. For someone as creative as you it must have been an easy "A". I thought college is supposed to be tough, LOL! Have a very Merry Christmas with your family and enjoy the time off.

  19. To me, nothing more elegant than shades of white! Stunning wreath. Looking forward to your tutorial!
    Pink Hugs,

  20. Kathy, you have certainly out done yourself! These are so gorgeous and stunning! I love the all white.

    Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season.

    Good luck on finals!

  21. Oh my goodness Kathy, that is stunning!!! What an amazing idea and what talent you have!
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  22. Your wreath is gorgeous Kathy! It deservers an A+ in my opinion.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! ::Jill

  23. Kathy, this is so lovely, what a beautiful design too. I was browsing your White Christmas post below as well, everything looks so wonderful.

    Merry Christmas


  24. Your wreath is breathtaking! I understand (kind of second hand) how you feel about school being over for now. My son just finished his first semester of grad school (he's working on an MBA at night) and said it was so nice to have a few weeks of not getting home late. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  25. Kathy, I just came by to check on you and I've missed quite a few posts! That wreath is spectacular! How fun to get to make it for a class assignment. You are truly in the right place, I'd say. :)

    Happy New Year!


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