A group project for all of us to enjoy

I’ve been wanting to come up with a long-term project for a long time but I could never settle on a concrete idea or a theme. As I was working on these ornaments for the shop the thought hit me — this is the theme!

The plan is to offer one design per month throughout 2017. The projects will be called the See the Light Ornaments because they will all be ornaments (even though you may not want to even hear that word after the next couple of weeks – lol!). By the end of 2017 we’ll have these four ornaments plus the twelve we’ll work on next year, for a total of sixteen ornaments. My thought is that if you make two of each of the ornaments you’ll have 32 ornaments for next year’s tree!

Why See the Light?
I was trying to come up with a name for the collection and all I had was the word “ornaments” — so creative, I know. My daughter, Catalina, happened to come by when I was trying to figure out what to call this whole thing. I told her what I had (basically nothing!). Her back was to the place where I had the ornaments hanging for photos. All she did was turn around and in a flash, she called them See the Light. And that was it. As soon as I heard the words come out of her mouth I knew that was it. It just spoke to me on many levels. I’ve always thought that God speaks to us through others and in particular through our children. For some reason, I thought this was one of those times. I have no idea how she came up with the name but it felt special right away.

I’m not sure the name means anything specifically, but I like that it can be interpreted in different ways by different people. I’ve thought about it and I’ve adopted the idea that we ‘see the light’ of creativity through working with our hands. We’re transported to a different mood, feeling and state of being — calm and quiet — light. At least that’s my hope for you — for all of us. That’s why I do all this crazy paper thing — to share my creative moments with you through all these projects.

So, if you’d like to join in the fun please feel free to download the files here.  (Update: these files are no longer free downloads)

Once you’ve created your ornament I hope you feel comfortable enough to share with the rest of us! If you do, use the hashtag #seethelight so we can enjoy your creations.

I hope you enjoy the project and I can’t wait to see what you make!

Get the project here:  See the Light Ornaments

14 Replies to “A group project for all of us to enjoy”

  1. Terrie says:

    Happy New Year! This sounds like such a fun project! Thank you for sharing your wonderful files with us 🙂

    1. Patricia says:

      You’re very welcome Terrie! Happy New Year to you too!

  2. kelli says:

    Thank you very much. I am looking forward to this ongoing project. You are so kind to share your talents freely. I am thinking of making these into a garland to hang (my tree is full of memories already). Thank you again!

    1. Patricia says:

      You’re very welcome Kelli! I hope you enjoy the projects!

  3. Cyndi says:

    Thank you for the wonderful gift. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    1. Patricia says:

      Thank you Cyndi — the same to you. Have fun with the project!

  4. Donna says:

    Thank You so much for the gift of beautiful ornaments, I can’t wait to use them. Looking forward to your offerings each month thru the coming year.
    I found your article or description above so very well written and loved the way you explained how you came up with the name and the meaning in your eyes. I totally agree with it and love the name.
    Once again Thank You’

    1. Patricia says:

      Thank you so much, Donna! You are very kind. I hope you enjoy the ornaments!

  5. Erika says:

    lovely project, Patricia! Thanks for sharing your skills. These would look great all in white on a tree.

    1. Patricia says:

      You’re very welcome Erika! I’ve always wanted to have a tree with just paper ornaments. Maybe 2017 will be the year! 🙂

  6. Jeanette says:

    I just downloaded these: Thanks so much, Patricia!

    1. Patricia says:

      You’re very welcome Jeanette! Enjoy!

  7. Luann says:

    Thank you! These are lovely, can’t wait to see them in person.

    1. Patricia says:

      You’re very welcome Luann. I hope you enjoy them!

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