Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas….and a joyful beginning for 2014. Please be safe if you are traveling. Take time to enjoy all the special moments the holiday season offers. I will be home with my family and taking a few days off from my art. This is my favorite time of the year. My husband and I made this beautiful snow-women this afternoon…we do have plenty of snow here!
Today I finished my last commissioned piece for the holiday season. Knowing not to put added pressure on myself, I like to have time before the Christmas holiday to enjoy the season. This is a special time of the year and needs to be enjoyed! This afternoon I let my mind rest and did this little zentangle snowman. It felt good to just doodle and not have any expectations as to the outcome. He seems happy with all that design on his body and the little bird hanging out on his arm! We’ve had the worst chill since 1997 here in Montana so I had to add Winter Chill on the snowman’s bottom!! I doubt he would even notice the cold!!
Just for fun this evening I painted this little Christmas scene on a piece of cardboard. I use a lot of recycled materials in my art and have a huge stash of cardboard pieces. I love the texture and thickness of cardboard…sometimes I will strip away the first layer so the corrugated layer becomes exposed. Acrylics tend to soak into cardboard quickly so I mixed water with the paint while applying. The First Noël is a favorite Christmas song of mine. I added words that express the meaning of the holiday to me. As I was painting this piece I felt as if this piece could be an easy, fun project using recycled materials for families to create together. The trees I made from old book pages. Even buttons could be glued to the trees.
That time is nearing, the holidays! I am beginning to work on my snowman collection. I will be placing most of these pieces in the two galleries that represent my work locally. Hoping for an opportunity to place some of my pieces in another shop outside of my home city. I am working on some pieces to submit for review. Keeping my fingers crossed that they will like my work. Another venue for people to see my art. It’s a constant effort putting myself out there but so worth it. I will be posting more of my snowman collection as I finish the pieces. Have a great day everyone!
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One is a Christmas theme while the other is a romantic heart theme. These mini canvas pieces are one of my favorite projects as they do not consume a huge amount of time to complete.
A cute little gift that is an original piece of art!
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