Hmm anyway, we're having Christmas at home this year, and all of my whole family are coming over. There will be about 25 of us for lunch and we've got a marquee outside and various other extravagant unnecessary additions to our regular home and garden. Because my Dad is a garden designer and my Mum is a florist they want everything to be beautiful and perfect and it will be, no matter the struggles undergone to get there! I'm looking forward to Christmas Day, when I'm sitting down and relaxing with everyone, and when I get to give my presents to my family.
Yesterday I went shopping with my Dad and little sister and bought so much stuff and went all over town. I really enjoyed myself actually, it's like tradition that I go super last minute Christmas shopping with my Dad because he's always so busy. It's the most fun going really last minute because there's a nice feeling of unity in the air or something. Around Christmas everyone seems to be at similar stages of their life and are really open and chatty. Lots of sales assistants spoke to me and my sister and were like "Are you sisters? You look so different!". One sales assistant was so distracted and chatty that she accidently charged us 35cents for a bra that was worth like $60. It was a small victory against the corporate man you know and a funny story.
Tomorrow I am helping my Mum at her shop because it's Christmas eve and she will be busy. Then back home to finish cleaning everything within an inch of its life before people come over the next day! All my buying and wrapping is done, and everything is waiting under the tree. I painted my nails gold glitter and am feeling rather festive.
|The ultimate tape for gift wrapping|
|A quick studio stop in|
|Some of my wrapped presents!|
|A kool bag on Brunswick Street|
|Me this morning in my new shades from Opening Ceremony. How could I not buy!?|
|So many tinsel at Arthur Dailys|
|Me and my 60s LOVE badge :)|
|Jon Campbell tea-towel, a gift for a family member|
|What Soda thinks of Christmas|
So fun! Also, this is like a 'Save the Date' for you if you live in Melbourne. I have been invited to run a Drop in Drawing workshop at the National Gallery of Victoria on the 5th of January from 2pm-4pm. We can draw together and chat, and, it's free! Put it in your diary if you have a diary. I will post more details soon!
Hope all your Christmases are merry.