I wasn't sure we were going to get a tree this year but upon further consideration (and my mom's offer to pay for it) we found a great tree from a stand in Park Slope and they even delivered! My sisters have all moved up here and my parents decided to have a nyc christmas this year. This was an especially good decision because it would have been difficult for us to afford going home this year. It has been so good to have them here. I am so close to my family and despite all of our ebbs and flows (a family of artists with all of the required moods that go with the territory) we had a very smooth christmas!
I have, sadly, only one photo of my handiwork from this year...how did that happen?
Acorn slippers I made for my dad...
We were able to gussy our apartment up a bit and somehow we fit everyone around this folding table for dinner...
Here's Olive in her christmas sweater. She tried her best to steal scraps all night.
I was able to steal an afternoon of shopping with my dad on christmas eve. We had a great time just the two of us, muji, moma store, espresso, purl, thrifting and the search for a roasting pan on christmas eve!
We had a great time talking, something that socially comes naturally but when with family is sometimes difficult, about all of the changes and difficulties that come with living a life of art and creativity. A subject he knows first hand as an artist and musician. Sometimes with our god given gifts it is hard to know which direction to take. As I get closer to 30 I find I am thinking more and doing less and I want to remember to just do. I find myself at a crossroads now. Thinking about finishing school up here and wondering about fine art programs. Have I really challenged myself creatively? Am I just producing for fun...so far I think the answer is yes. I want to push myself a little harder. We'll see where I end up!