So as to not spoil holiday surprises I’m sharing the advent calendar adventures on my social media, including this blog, and celebrating Jolabokaflod. A friend gave us an advent calendar of Arteza art supplies – which has been lots of fun to open! Even more fun is discovering a new source for good quality art supplies!
I designed a few projects my wife and I could do together. Here’s the first one.
I made triangle tree shapes.
My wife did the tree ornaments.
And then she did the stars on the tree tops.
I did the shadows and hint of snowy landscape.
Then I did red wrapped gift box shapes.
And my wife did the gold bows on the gifts.
Another joint project is our gift book to be given away for Jolabokaflod aka holiday book flood. This gift will be given Dec 23rd on my email newsletter so please be sure you’re subscribed! You can give a subscription to someone else too.
Here’s the Jolabokaflod poem I wrote and recorded – in case you missed it.
Yes, were getting very serious about Jolabokaflod now and here’s how it goes at our house!
And here’s some of the books that have come by mail from 3 of our local independent bookstores!!
Happy Jolabokaflod to everyone! Happy Holidays too!!
P.S. please make sure you’re subscribed to my email newsletter so you can get your gift ebook on Dec 23rd!!
6 thoughts on “Adventures in the dining room: holiday art and Jolabokaflod books”
I have been following along with your advent calendar over on Instagram and I really like the way you were able to channel those new supplies into a festive joint project. I do so like the idea of the Jolabokaflod tradition and may have to implement that once all of my offspring are old enough to be on board with segueing into new Christmas traditions.
Oh good!! I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying our advent joint projects!! And yes I think it does help the success of Jolabokaflod celebration when most of the recipients are older and can enjoy a quiet coziness. Hope your family has a very pleasant Christmas together! 💙💚🎄☃️
What fun that you had an art project you and your wife could create together!
Thank you! It has been fun to work together on projects!! Hope you and your family have a delightful holiday too! Please give Mr. Johnson a hug from us! 💙💚🎄☃️
You’re welcome, Sue! I will deliver your hug to Mr. Johnson. 🙂
I love your poem that you recorded, Sue! Happy holidays!