13 Days to Go

I’ve really had no time to paint this week while trying to get ready for school holiday performances.  So I’m just going to start my countdown over today and not try to make up the rest.  I’m going to paint quick and small, so don’t expect any masterpieces.   This is just for fun anyway!Noel 1

40% OFF MOVING SALE!

It’s time to get serious about this move I’m making across country in a couple of weeks.  I discovered I have over 100 pieces of little art in my Etsy shop so I have decided to have a first ever SALE to lighten up a bit. If you are interested in some whimsical art from the “Quilter turned Artist”, then check it out at BluePumpkinStudio.com.  The sale just runs until August first, and then I’m out of here!  Thanks for all your support.  I do hope to keep up with my blog better once I get settled.

10 Day sale at BluePumpkinStudio.com by Pam Schoessow

10 Day sale at BluePumpkinStudio.com by Pam Schoessow

Santa Rides Again

Here’s another quilt by Georgia.  Santa’s reindeer must be on vacation.  Image

 

The fabrics were so busy and there were so many tiny pieces, I used invisible (clear) thread to go around all of the shapes.  Then added some gold stars to the night.

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Merry Whimsical Christmas!

 

Santa and Mr. Rabbit

Are there bunnies at the North Pole?  Apparently so!  It only makes sense that Santa would be hanging out with this adorable rabbit.  And who doesn’t love candy canes?

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4″ x 4″ on Aquabord   in my Etsy shop

Whimsical Animals in Winter

I had fun creating these two little paintings.  Though I’m noticing now that my reindeer and the lamb might be in the same family.  The facial resemblance is quite striking!  Oh well, it’s supposed to be naive, folk art.  These are not photographs!   

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I’ve also added both of these, with a few others to my Etsy shop today.  Remember I’m offering 20% off through Monday.  This is a one time opportunity and won’t be repeated.  All of my paintings are one of a kind, so shop soon so you don’t miss out.

Have a great weekend!

Tis the Reason for the Season

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s very easy to let Christmas become another commercial holiday.  I like to be reminded of it’s true meaning.  I love old fashioned Christmas carols.  I actually direct our church choir.  We are working on our Christmas Program that will include traditional favorites such as Silent Night, The Holly and the Ivy and one of my real favorites, Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel.

I couldn’t help but try to paint something that would remind me of the true reason I celebrate Christmas–to focus on the life of Jesus Christ.  Hope you enjoy them.

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5″ x 7″  watercolor on Ampersand Aquabord

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5″ x 5″  Watercolor on Ampersand Aquabord

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4″ x 4″  watercolor  (Sold)

Home for the Holidays

I came home from Las Vegas and was greeted by 30 degree weather and snow on the ground !  I wasn’t expecting that.  if it was December, I might have welcomed it.  I better get used to it.  Time to break out the gloves and scarves.  This little painting illustrates how nice it is to be home–no matter the weather.

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Newborn King

Today I’m getting things tagged and finished up for my quilt show later this week.   I’m hoping that people who love to look at quilts will also be interested in my little paintings.  Here are a few more mini 4″ x 4″ pics I have recently completed.  

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Happy Holly Days

Day 28   Happy Holly Days

It will be here sooner than you think!  I find I enjoy drawing and decorating words. This seasonal pic reminds us that it’s not too early to get a jump on preparations.  If I could paint something I could use  in a Christmas card, I’d be way ahead of the game.  I’ll keep painting and sooner or later I will come up with something that I really like.

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