Imps of Winter

by Angeliska on December 20, 2008

The other morning when I awoke, a cloud had fallen to earth
and everything was enveloped in a thick haze.

It made everything seem especially ghostly and mysterious,
as if a winter spell had been cast by mischievous imps
intent on obscuring their traces by fogging up my lens!


I did manage to capture some evidence of their sorcery:
a carrot passionately in love with itself, or demurely crossed legs?


Yep, so black and orange are still where it’s at for me-
and apparently corduroy hot-pants are part of the equation
(this is very out of character for me, you see) paired with
my favorite scarf, knitted by my favorite auntie!
I am hanging out in Don Weir’s booth at Uncommon Objects
with my new best friend, who is pretty much all I want for hexmas:


She was made in England by Norah Wellings, or so says
the tag on her foot. I think her name must be Dewpie Dew,
because that’s all she really ever says. She is elfin magic!


Also, this is so wonderful. I would love to have it. Just sayin’.


Gnome and monkey wish you cozy, and want figgy pudding. As do I.


I must sat also, that as far as work christmas parties go- I am quite the lucky duck!
As you may have guessed from their Thanksgiving gathering,
the Wimans really know how to do a sumptuous and festive fête!
I wish more of the photographs had come out, as there are always so many
stunning vignettes- the one above is just a corner of the wine table,
but I liked the tin and the cheery colored orbs. Also nearby were piles of truffles.


This is what I wore:
- sequinned peacock + sari trim headband I made before the party
- 1920′s necklaces, gifts from my sweetheart
- Phoenix brand vintage dress, gifted- pinned up for the evening
(ps. it is actually black and not navy as it appears here)
- peacock stockings and shoes both from modcloth
Photo by DW, beautiful assemblage behind me by Steve Wiman.


My outfit was inspired by these print blocks from a Berlin
party favor and costume catalog- they were made into ornaments
and hung so guests could choose one to take home.
Oh, I just realized that the middle one is upside down!


The Wiman’s christmas tree is the most marvelous, ever.
It is cloth-wrapped wire with a white starlite base,
covered in ornaments hand made by friends over the years.
Each one is a tiny work of art, each with a story.


This was one of my favorites, made last year by Mr. Weir.
To the past, and all it has brought us…

6 comments

I’m positive Dewpie Dew’s responsible for that impy mist!

by Christopher on December 21, 2008 at 11:33 am. #

You have the heart and mind of a true artist.
I love your perspective on life…the “evidence of their sorcery” and the carrots in love with themselves!!…thanks for once again entertaining me!

by Sue on December 21, 2008 at 2:03 pm. #

When I am down, or need a little bit of lovely, I come to this website and drink my fill of fantastic. Thank you Bella.

by Heather Coffey on December 21, 2008 at 3:05 pm. #

It all looks loverly! Could you post a picture of a print made from the Berlin print blocks? pretty please- if you could?

by ArtCarHeather on December 23, 2008 at 1:33 am. #

Hrrumph! It was a mysterious day, indeed! I spent the day gazing out my classroom windows as the fog retreated and reinvested itself across the landscape. At one point it looked like we were a floating island in a sea of clouds! I opened the windows and let the fog come into the building, drifting down the halls and making everything mist-erious!!! Can’t wait to see you when I get back…plans for welcoming in 2009?

by Patience on December 23, 2008 at 10:52 am. #

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by Angeliska Gazette › Hexmas Spirits on December 25, 2010 at 2:04 pm. #

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