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…


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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