Christmas Wreaths in ASCII Text Art

Making the Christmas wreath is fun, there is so much you can do with them. I don’t just mean ASCII art wreaths. This year we made a wreath with gingerbread men created in felt, beads, embroidery and then stuffed and mounted on a big wire wreath. I have it lit up and sitting in the back window now.
Christmas Wreaths in ASCII Text Art

Christmas Wreaths in ASCII Text Art
An ASCII art wreath also has that endless mutability, just take an idea and go with it. The only limit is putting it onto a circular wreath shape. When making an ASCII art wreath you need to consider how you can make your shapes (from Christmas lights, gingerbread men or anything else) work on different levels, from different angels, on the wreath. You either keep all your shapes the same, exactly or you put in the extra work to figure out how to make them work. This is why most wreaths are kept simple. Making a nice, smooth circle in ASCII art is enough of a challenge!

Gingerbread People in ASCII Text Art

When I smell molasses I think gingerbread and ginger snap cookies. I have gone down the aisle of the grocery store, in the baking section and picked up a container of molasses just to smell it. Usually, I have one around the house. I don’t know if they ever expire, they don’t last long enough for me to find out.Gingerbread People in ASCII Text Art

We made gingerbread people with an old cookie cutter my Grandmother had used when she made gingerbread people with my Mother. He had a pointed head, you almost never see that in modern gingerbread cookie cutters. I think it was a Santa hat, but I was never sure.
Gingerbread People in ASCII Text Art

I’ve made a row of ASCII art gingerbread people. They were created a few years ago. Now they seem a bit stiff. I would do them differently if I made gingerbread ASCII art people again. For one, they would be simpler, a smoother look overall. I got into trying to show the icing I guess. Joan Stark has two bigger ASCII gingerbread men. I tend to make everything small, even when I’m not thinking to make them small.

Christmas Angels in ASCII Text Art

Making an ASCII art angel is only as tricky as you make it. My problem with them is the image I want to create (in my mind) never seems to work out the way I planned. I’ve never been satisfied with an angel I have created in ASCII art. But, I’m still working on it.

They seem simple enough in construction: a flowing sort of gown, a face, a halo and wings. Not too tough, right?

Christmas Angels in ASCII Text Art

Christmas Angels in ASCII Text Art

Christmas Angels in ASCII Text Art

Christmas Angels in ASCII Text Art

Christmas Angels in ASCII Text Art

Christmas Angels in ASCII Text Art