Day 5 Winter Fun

So it really looks like winter around here.  Every day the snow continues to pile up.  The snowblower has run out of gas more than once.  The HIGH tomorrow is supposed to be 13 degrees below zero (-25 C).  The question is:  Are we having FUN yet?  I am with this painting challenge!

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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!

Winter Fox

Woodland creatures seem to be all the rage now.  I did see a fox in our neighborhood over the summer.  It was a treat.  Who knows where he came from.  This fox looks a little cold.  At least he has a few friends to keep him company.

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5″ x 5″ on Ampersand Aquabord

 

Winter Fun?

I must admit, I don’t look forward to cold, snow and ice.  Winter in Chicago is NOT my favorite season.  And even though it’s over a month away on the calendar,  it has been rearing it’s ugly head this week.  Burrrr!  This little painting helps me grin and bear it.  I can  fool myself into thinking winter is cute and fun!

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Snowman with Red Birds

I did a little painting yesterday while I was waiting for the Trick or Treaters.  Now that Halloween is over, I can start thinking about winter–the fun stuff only!  This snowman will never be lonely with a the companionship of his birdie friends.

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Frosty and Friends

Winter is coming!  Yikes!  We had our first real freeze last night and today’s high will only be in the 40’s.  After over 35 years in the Chicago area, (I’m originally from hot, dry Las Vegas), you would think I would be used to the cold, but I’m not.  I just grin and bear it.  The good news is that on cold days I can flip a switch and have an instant gas fire in my sitting/sewing room.  I LOVE my fireplace.  I’m even guilty of opening a window on cooler days so the room will get cold enough to turn my fireplace on.  Is that crazy or what?  

Here’s my latest snowman painting.  And coming from me, of course he is sporting a patchwork coat!  Image

What do you like about winter?

Winter Wonderland

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Winter Wonderland

After almost a year without any significant snowfall in the Chicago area, today we were treated to some beautiful snowfall. This is the view out my front door. As much as I hate shoveling snow, I couldn’t help but marvel at the beautiful scene out of every window. I stayed warm and toasty inside and gazed out at my “winter wonderland”.