This is a little Christmas piece created by an artist friend, Cindy Lind. It is a decorated Altoids mint box featuring a picture of Cindy and cat on the lid, and when you open it, you discover a miniature diorama inside featuring a tiny day-of-the-dead Santa standing next to a fireplace in a room with a decorated tree, presents and a Christmas wreath (a miniature replica of Cindy’s real life living room). All the little pieces are handmade including the tiny Santa (made from flour and water, hand-painted, his red suit and hat trimmed in fur). I love things in miniature, so this is right up my holiday alley.
I’m getting ready to fly to NC to see family for Christmas, so I want to wish everyone a happy holiday and a happy new year! One of the nicest things that happened to me in 2010 was connecting with the amazing Allee Willis and all of my new AWMOK friends, and I can’t wait to see and share more kitsch in 2011! I leave you with a version of my favorite Christmas song recorded by myself and my partner…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CyMOPP2cog