I had wanted to talk about politics this month, but to be honest, I'm not really up to it yet.
I feel sad and frightened, but I'm trying to take heart in the face that, even though it may not seem that way, there are many, many people who feel the way I do. And that means there are people still left to fight for change.
In the mean time, I'm trying to be kind to myself and others. So, in the spirit of wanting to make people smile, I wanted to show you the Christmas decorations I made last year that I sent as presents this year.
I really wanted to make Nutcracker soldiers after seeing some made from wooden clothespins online.
However I forgot one important thing.
Nutcracker soldiers are terrifying.
Look at these two on the end. Jesus.
Maybe the uniforms will make it better?
Oh god, it's worse.
How is it worse?
The teeth don't help, but if you don't have the teeth it's not a Nutcracker.
Is it the eyes?
It's definitely the eyes.
Like staring into the abyss.
Ok, new plan. I'll repaint the eyes into cute smiley eyes. And hopefully that will make the mouth cute instead of... vaguely flesh-eating.
Ohhhh thank god. The nightmare is over.
Time to paint the rest in bright candy colours.
Like happy Brussel sprouts.
If Wes Anderson did the Nutcracker.
The pink ones are my favourite.
Merry Christmas, peeps.