Wishing everyone a prosperous, healthy, creative 2014!
May it be the very best!!!!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
7" x 9"
Arches 140# CP
According to the calendar, today is the Winter Solstice - the shortest day and the longest night. And while I can only hope for the snow I love and paint my dream for a white Christmas, the temps today will reach mid 70s!!
It'll be most pleasant, of course, and compared to the wicked snow and rain storms throughout the US, we have been spared such extreme weather - a blessing to be sure.
So though this year Winter has sent us a day of summer on her Solstice, I'll welcome the season with the Winters I remember and paint them into my own celebration.
Have a happy weekend!
Monday, December 16, 2013
As the days pass quickly in preparations for the holidays, I'm wishing everyone a joyous time of preparations, contemplation, serenity ... a time filled with family, friends, love, festivities .... a time to remember the reason we celebrate this time of year ... and a wish for love, joy and peace ....
Friday, December 13, 2013
So the season of 'snow envy' has begun ..... It seems each year when the skies turn grey and the cold makes me hide under electric blankets, and my energy levels drop and the Winter 'nesting' syndrome begins, I fall into the hope of seeing snow here in my part of North Carolina.
If I lived four hours west of my home town, I'd see more of the white stuff, certainly, but I do prefer the rolling countryside and the long days of summer and sunshine and milder temperatures of middle NC. STILL, there is something so hypnotic and calming, restive and quiet and serene about a snowfall, that I just can't help my seasonal plea!
And to make matters even better, WHEN we do have snow, it lasts a day or so -- rarely longer ... A very nice way to enjoy the stuff! LOL
So while I wait for those rare conditions to fall into place and snow finally falls, I'll sit at my art table and paint my wish for a powdery, white landscape ...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
12" x 16"
With the weather sending us cold, rain, grey, sleet, ice, snow and more, I'm doubling up my vitamin C ....
How about you?
Stay safe and warm!
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Arches 140# CP
My watercolor classes have spent the last month working on Christmas cards and winter scenes. This one focuses on the sounds of the holidays -- the tinkle of bells ...
Hope your holiday preparations are joy-filled!!