artist advent calendar : geninne zlatkis

Hello! This is Geninne reporting from the beautiful colonial city of Querétaro in colorful Mexico. We just recently relocated to Querétaro (two weeks ago!) and I had no time to make new decorations for our tree, but I try to make at least one new handmade ornament every Christmas . Last year I made a few needle felted birdies.

The year before that we were living in a tiny cabin in the woods and I made some paper snowflakes to decorate the tree.

My favorite tree was the one from 2006. I made a whole bunch of really colorful paper mache styrofoam balls and the tree was so cheerful.

These are soft trees I made with felt to decorate the table-top that same year. And a home-made snow globe I made with my son.

Christmas is also present in my art. I carved these images out of a rubber material and used them to stamp some cards:

I used this watercolor with four cute penguins as our Christmas card in 2005. I'm the one in the yellow beret :)

This is a bird themed Christmas card that I really enjoyed making for Galison.

I like to think those two little birdies represent my little sister and me in 1969. I'm the one in the blue and red dress :)

My wish for 2010 is to be able to see her again. We haven't seen each other in ten years! and I really miss her. I hope we can get together next year with our families.

Thank you so much Stephanie for inviting me to share a bit of my world in your lovely blog. I wish everyone a very warm and peaceful Christmas. BIG hug from Mexico.

Thank you Geninne! Your Christmas decorations and artwork are so beautiful and full of joy. Thanks for taking the time to share with us today and a Merry Christmas to you and your family!