|Evan must think I'm a terrible decorator, as he always finds ways to improve on my work, such as the layout of the tree skirt. Looks much better now, Evan!|
Rewind to when I was decorating the tree, though, and that brings me to today's Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena and Marie. While sorting through my ornaments, I found one my grandmother gave me a couple years ago. It's a picture frame ornament with the saying, "cats leave paw prints on your heart". In the past, I had just kept in it the picture that it came with, as it displayed a cute gray tabby wearing a tie. This year, though, when I found the ornament, I immediately decided that it was meant for my sweet angel Rosie.
This will be my first Christmas in 22 years without my girl Rosie. I already knew that I wanted in some way to still include dear Rosie in my Christmas festivities, because I can hardly remember a Christmas when she wasn't with me. When I found this ornament, therefore, I decided this would be even just one small way in which to incorporate my angel in my Christmas.
Although I at first figured I would put a photograph of Rosie in the ornament, I then decided that I wanted to make it more personal. I decided to create a drawing of her, just for her. So I did, and it is now hanging in this ornament on my tree, as will every year hereafter.