Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Christmas origami

This year an Artfest friend invited me to participate in a handmade Christmas ornament exchange. On first thought, a soldered ornament charm came to mind, but by the time I began the ornaments, another plan developed: Foil Origami Christmas Stars adorned with glitter.
Origami foil Christmas stars - Rejoice
The inspiration came from a venture to my local art store combined with a Christmas project 3 years ago when I made origami garlands as gifts for my family. Origami paper always catches my eye. This time I spied foil folding papers in shiny, delightful Christmas colors.

Today was the deadline to mail the ornaments. Success. Why was I surprised at the line at the post office? I forgot it was mid-December.
Packages ready

I am thrilled that these made it in the mail despite

  • the closet project
  • my daughter’s 17th birthday
  • the agonizing death of my computer
  • the celebration of my grandmother-in-law’s 90th birthday
  • a visit from my favorite in-laws

All good things (except for the computer), and all occurring so far this December. Phew.

The really wonderful thing about all this is I don’t feel frazzled. As I am learning to set healthy boundaries, I am finding that life is no longer 0verwhelming. Making choices that are healthy for me without feeling guilty or selfish is a very good thing.

Next on the agenda, get the Christmas tree ready for an influx of ornaments.

amanda ∞

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