Tag Archives: holidays

Ugly Christmas Sweaters?

Perhaps these weird birds have been dipping their beaks a little too much into the egg nog…

Do you like their ugly Christmas sweaters?

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

P.S. I found a way to repurpose a few of those old Christmas cards… 😉

Pie Birds

‘Tis the season for…

PIE!!

These three Pie Birds are a slice of happiness, don’t you agree?!

What is YOUR favorite kind of pie?

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

Holiday Punch

In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, sometimes it is nice to enjoy a quiet golden moment or two…

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And some holiday punch!

The simplicity of punching circles of various sizes, colors and patterns…and cutting circles around the punched circles with scissors was very relaxing for me.

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Arranging them into my art journal in a pleasing pattern was fun too:

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How do YOU relax and get into the spirit during the holidays?  I hope you share it with me!

Cheers! 🙂

The Bayberry Bird

Perhaps you are familiar with the Bayberry scented candle?

Well, I saw this Bayberry bird outside my window in the snow when it was time to pack up my Christmas ornaments and put them away for another year…

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He reminded me to let the holidays linger in my heart a little longer…and carry the “scent” of the season throughout the year by spreading good cheer!

Wishing you a happy day!  🙂

P.S. I chose a black background for my bird before I decided on this random word from a children’s dictionary.  I think it is really cool that this bird shines like a candle in the dark!

A Christmas Bouquet

My husband wanted me to make a card for his sister whose Birthday is on Christmas Day!

So I created this Christmas bouquet:

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Funny, I don’t feel like my art is very good today…maybe because I don’t feel like his family understands my art or my need to create it.

So thank you my blogging friends for your support in my art!  It means so much to me!

And as the inside of my card says, “May God bless you today and every day!”

Cheers!  🙂

Wild Things

Sometimes the holidays throw me a little off balance…like these imaginary creatures:

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These creatures started as watercolor blobs of paint in my art journal:

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Pencil and color pencils helped them spring to life – these Wild Things!!

Hope this gives you a smile today!  Happy Friday!!!

Cheers!  🙂

A Snow Glow

We had several inches of snow this last weekend which made for this perfect photo opportunity:

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When I went outside to take this photo at night is was so very quiet…It made me stop and just enjoy the “glow in the snow!”

Nature always has a way of making me stop and enjoy its beauty!!

Happy Monday!!  🙂

Sing Joy!

I drew this Angel with black ink and a dip pen on hot press watercolor paper:

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Added a light watercolor wash and a bird on her wing:

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Finished with color pencils:

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She says:  Sing Joy… Give Love…Be Kind

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday, Friends!  🙂

Christmas Ornaments

I have been thinking about my handmade Christmas card for this year when this poem came to me:

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And here are some of my favorite ornaments hanging on our Christmas tree…

A handmade heart my grandma made many years ago:

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An ornament saved from my childhood that reminds me of the family tree:

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And one an artist friend painted:

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Each one holds a special place in my heart just for me!

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday!  Cheers!!  🙂

P.S.  Do you have a special ornament that you cherish?  I would love to hear about it!

Holiday Pops!

I have made progress on adding color to my doodle I posted last Friday, you can find it here.

I decided to try Holbein gouache because I just purchased some new colors that really POP!

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Cynthia at Sand Salt Moon suggested I try lime green with bright pink and red.  Yet, I couldn’t resist adding orange which led to yellow…

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And then I added a little red which led to violet…

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And WOWZA!!  It really POPS…My eyeballs!!!  Lol!  🙂

I lost some of my black lines with the paint so I will need to go back and add them again.  And a little pencil shading so it’s not complete yet…but I wanted to add some Holiday POP to your day!

Hope you are feeling dazzled!  Cheers!!  🙂