Gather your thoughts: On December 31, I was working on this -- my inspiration file for the BPC class, Twelve, with Stacy Julian. I thought it fitting for the final prompt because this is where I will gather photos and thoughts over the next twelve months (and beyond, perhaps). The jars are for 12 shades of embellishments, which I gathered this weekend. This was challenging! I don't have a huge selection of embellishments. I've also started drafting my topic lists. This class is keeping me quite busy these days, but I do believe the initial set up and planning will be very worthwhile in the long run.
Shaping up: (alternate) I wasn't excited about putting the tomato-as-ornament picture in my printed Picture the Holidays book from Paper Coterie (free for those who had registered for PTH at BPC in 2010), so I took another shot for this prompt. I don't know how we came to have this lovely pine cone, but I was happy to see it sitting on the kitchen counter one day.
And with that, I've completed Picture the Holidays. Hooray! This project was such a struggle for me after December 12th when I was ill and then overwhelmed with the demands of Christmas. Lesson learned. For me, December is not a good month for keeping up with specific daily prompts. I'm glad I finished, though. Now I can order my book from Paper Coterie!
If you're interested and you haven't checked back to my earlier Picture the Holidays posts, I've filled in all the gaps over the past couple of weeks.