Saturday, October 30, 2010

Colonial Christmas

Sorry for the blog absence. (Is that a phrase?!) :) Suffice it to say, it has been a crazy few weeks.....home school, (in particular Speech~ ugh!, I didn't like Speech in High School or college), teenagers, house cleaning, dishes (by hand....I'd really love a dishwasher some day), loads of laundry, bathroom cleaning/sanitization (believe me, it is a daily thing!), and well, the list could go on and on, but I won't bore probably have a long one of your own.

However, I did manage to fit a little painting time in get some special orders finished and shipped. (I still have some to complete and continue to work on, so if you are waiting patiently and happen to read this, please know you are on the list!)

The talented group of artisans over on TDIPT (To Dwell in Primitive Thymes) is hosting a Christmas Open House for the month of November (starting Oct. 31st-Nov 20th). This is our 3rd Open House, and many artists have donated give away gifts for the drawing. Please check our blog to read how you can enter for your chance to win.

To Dwell in Primitive Thymes Blog

Along with the Christmas Open House, we are celebrating in the month of November with a Colonial Christmas theme.

I've painted a few offerings for the theme:

Colonial Christmas Morning~ an original painting I did for my submission into EAL's 2010 Holiday Directory.

Christmas Angel~ she is inspired by a vintage postcard. I've painted her on canvas a few times for customers, but I thought this year she should be a little more 3-D! :) This is in collaboration with my husband.....I drew her, he cut her out of sturdy oak plywood and then I painted her. Her wings are removable, so she can be "just a girl in a red caped robe" instead of an angel.

Victoria~ she is an original design and as I drew her, I wasn't sure if she just stepped out of a Dickens' novel, (I have Dickens on the brain lately....with the PPPP update of "The Old Curiosity Shop", and my son and I are reading another of his novels, "Hard Times", which, by the way, is really difficult to read aloud!) or, if she is just a Scottish lass with her tartan cape and tam. She is also hand cut by my husband and painted by me.

Christmas Candles~ another hand cut and hand painted offering. Candles that don't need to be attended, and won't burn the house down! :) There are four creamy white candles of varying lengths with glowing flames and holly leaves and berries are also part of the design.

Here is a link to my TDIPT page if you'd like to take a peek:

Pear Tree on TDIPT

Okay, now to finish those special orders....oh, and clean the bathroom.....again! :)

Have a safe Halloween~


Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Suzanne,
Well done on all your painted pieces.
They're fabulous!

Cassie Shella said...

Love your Christmas Angel! All of your stuff is always so great - glad to see you are able to squeeze in some creative time. I know how you feel! Although I am not home schooling- don't think my girls would learn much if it were left up to me! Have a Blessed week.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Suzanne, I love all your new paintings. I figured you must have been pretty busy with home school starting for you and your boys.

Regarding the dishwasher, I got one 3 years ago and it has changed my life...let me tell you.

Enjoy your fall weather.


Lana said...

I'd love a dishwasher, too! :)

All of your paintings are perfect for the holidays!