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Niki Jin Crafts is Back!

Last you heard from me (from this blog, anyway) was almost two years ago when I said goodbye and went exploring new directions. I started another blog (it ... didn’t last), and wrote a post here and there for my portfolio website, mostly talking about my professional art and design work. Nowadays I stick to posting mostly to Instagram.

So what have I been up to? Life has been busy, taking care of two young kids and building a freelance career doing book design and illustration. In between, I keep myself busy with various projects related to my art.

I let go of Niki Jin Crafts for a little while, but recently, it came back to my mind. I thought about what I want to do with this site. Just let it sit there? Delete it? Well no, I’m not ready to get rid of it quite yet! It could use a little updating, though, that’s for sure. I’ve given the site a new look (I hope you approve!) but that’s not what you’re here for, right? We need some new content, of course. I promise, new stuff is coming…

Christmas Trees

Well, Christmas season is in full swing now. I can openly listen to Christmas music now (which I've been doing since October...). Growing up, my family had a pretty traditional Christmas tree with a medley of ornaments collected through the years, some of which were hand-crafted by mine and my sisters' little hands. It was always fun to go through the ornaments every year while decorating the tree, pointing out favorites and reminiscing on Christmases past.

During my college years, we decided to try something different, and created color-themed trees. A lot of credit goes to my mom's skill as a floral designer. It was fun each year to find decorations that fit the color scheme. As a side note, my sisters and I were each "assigned" a color as children: pink, purple, and blue. (Mom liked to dress her triplet daughters in matching outfits in our colors.) The first year was purple.


The next year was a blue tree, accented with red. I especially liked the little family…