Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Winter birds

I hope everyone had a warm and special holiday. I hope you were with family and dear friends, and you enjoyed the best of food and wonderful music... I love Christmas. I will keep it in my heart all year...
Had to stay home today, sick with the stomach flu... but spent my time painting winter birds, and somehow it turned out to be a very good day... Can't eat yet...but maybe loose some Christmas fat...

I went to the Library to return books.. and on the Library Sale table was this huge book in the art section, I took it out.....and what a find. It was Wyeth at Kuerners, a spectacular book of all his sketches of the Kuerner's farm.. it is a gold mine!!! and it was so cheap....
My two Favorite artists are, Wyeth and Winslow Homer... you can learn so much from just studying their work!



I hope you are having a wonderful last week of the year...
Happy New Year...



Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas

So.. 5 more shopping days till Christmas, this week will be packed with activities, cramming in everything in order to be ready for Christmas!....
But... the real Question is ..... are you ready for Christ...
for Christmas is the coming of Christ.

The Angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds...and the glory of the Lord shown around them. "Do not be afraid I bring you Good News of great Joy .... that will be for all people.....


Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is
Christ the Lord.... Lk. 2:9-11.
Immanuel, God with us.....
Are you ready?... for this Good News...
Make room in your heart this Christmas for
God... and find the Peace He brings..In Christ.
Merry Christmas.!



Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Apples

Today was shopping with my youngest daughter, Emily, first an eggnog Latte, then to the stores we went. I had not been to the big Mall in almost a year.. so it was pretty exciting, I love the decorations , and the way the stores do their windows...

After Em's departure for work... I continued on and met number two daughter at another store, with lil John... of course we checked out the cool toys.. and found one we both liked... Then back to the house for some Christmas tea and sweets... and a little knitting.... very little...because it was more fun to play with lil John...

After a long day out.. I turned on some wonderful classical Christmas music and painted two small pictures... I think the day was inspiring...and fun... off to work tomorrow...

Friday, December 3, 2010

Decorating for Christmas

Yesterday I had off.. so we decorated the house... had lots of fun pulling out Christmas ornaments and things to dot the house with.. lots of snowmen, Santas and
Evergreens, Pine cones.. Handmade ornaments.. and really old ones with lots of history


I cut down armfuls of greens and placed them in baskets with red bows.. the smell was so good.

I dug out anything red and plaid and put it around... now I just need a good Christmas tea...
and some yummy shortbread...
Come for Christmas tea...




Winter Birds

Latest Painting I have been working on ... I love baskets with berries and decided to paint
one... and the Chickadees fit well ... I just finished decorated for Christmas. I filled several baskets with fresh greens and tied red bows on them... and placed several red


table cloths around.. with pine cones scattered ...and felted birds.. It now looks very festive .
Just need to set my tea tray up for a Christmas Tea...
I hear it will snow tonight...
enjoy the beauty of the Christmas season...
It all starts within your heart...