It is sometimes tough to keep up with all that I am involved in. I have put this blog on the back burner for too long. Last month my daughter, Laura, (http://laurasphotojournal.wordpress.com/) told me about a free photo "class" she was signing up for through Paper Coterie and told me I might want to give it a try. Tracey Clark’s Picture the Holidays involves taking a photo each day in December using the prompt of the day. Well, it is nearly December 5 and I finally got one photo taken, tweaked to my satisfaction and posted on the Facebook site.
So many of these participants have such wonderful photos and ideas and I was having a very real block on the photos. I knew that I could probably have created something in fabric much easier than a photo. So this afternoon I decided to change my focus by going to the basement and getting out the Christmas decorations. I sorted some items, bagged some for Goodwill since they did not seem to have meaning for me any longer. I put a few decorations up in only a few places. When I came upon a box containing picture frames, I found an old frame that once belonged to one of my relatives many, many years ago. I thought of the prompt from December 2--reframing Christmas. I decided that I could reframe a Christmas card in this antique frame. It had lost its luster, so I took out some gold rubbing paste from my scrapbooking supplies and highlighted the carved details of the frame. I put a small sleigh with seasonal decor next to it, took many photos, and got one I liked. I played with it in Photoshop Elements and liked the effect of the plastic wrap, so that is what I posted.