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)

Sweet Home with Dog

Be it ever so lovely, there’s no place like home.  Home, sweet, sweet home–especially if a dog lives there!

Previously, I have added a few kitties to my pics for you cat lovers out there.  But I can’t leave the dog lovers out.

I have never been a cat owner, but have had a couple of dogs.  So therefore I must place myself in the dog lovers camp.  We had a little black dachshund when I was growing up.  His name was Sparky.    I became convinced he was the best dog in the world.   I had already  married and moved away by the time he died.    I was glad I wasn’t there.  Sad.  For years my boys wanted a dog.  We finally gave in when I thought they were old enough to do the work it takes.  (Well they were old enough, but of course it was Mom and Dad still did everything).  Beau was a large, lovable golden retriever.   He became our 3rd child.   When Beau died after 11 years, it left a big hole.  Sometimes I have thought about getting another dog, but I think better about it.   Dogs are a lot of work and it’s so sad when they die.  Don’t want to go through that again.   I do pet every dog I meet on the street, though.

Whether you are a dog or cat lover, their companionship is one of life’s simple pleasures.  Enjoy!

Image  Sweet Home with Dog 5 x 5 inches watercolor on Etsy