2018 Ornament: Eight Maids A-Milking

The little figures still move about as the clay/Spirit directs...

Watch for Christmas in July…

The little figures still move about as the clay/Spirit directs...

The little figures still move about as the clay/Spirit directs…

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Back and forth to find the best positions for the figures…and yes, the poor cow’s leg requires attention…

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The development of the figures continues – the 2018 ornament will be available alongside next year’s.

After some days with family and friends in a familiar landscape – Amish country (Lancaster, PA) – the ornament design receives tiny steps forward.

Initial, rapid brainstorming for the allegorical figures...

Initial, rapid brainstorming for the allegorical figures…

After seven years of birds, this year’s ornament in The Twelve Days of Christmas series – Eight Maids A-Milking – will be the first to feature figures.  The maids will symbolize the Beatitudes, eight compassionate blessings from Christ.