Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Blessings of the Season

For the last four or five years, I've been asked to provide the cover artwork for our church's Christmas Eve program. This year, I decided to paint a silhouette. Truth be told, it was getting down to the deadline and painting in just two colors is a lot faster than a full color painting!

Usually the church staff hands me some photos of ideas they would like for the program, but this year they said, "just do whatever you like." So there was freedom in color choice and in design. I kept thinking of the line in the song, "Mary Did You Know", by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene.© 1984
"When you kiss your little baby, you kiss the face of God."
So I drew a simple profile drawing of Mary holding the baby Jesus and painted it in silhouette.

We are now two days into our Christmas break from school and another snow storm blew through this weekend. If it remains cold, the snow just might stay on the ground for a white Christmas.

Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas with family and friends. May your time together be a Blessed time of celebration. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Winter Wonderland

And it has just about snowed us in...literally, at least for my car! We've had record snowfall here in Boise the last few days. The boughs of my neighbor's pine tree became so heavy with snow that they've bent and are now blocking our driveway and resting on my car.

Thank goodness my husband's truck was not blocked. He is able to get to work and do the shopping for us.

(Our helper making a pathway to Dad's truck.)

And even if my car wasn't blocked, I really don't think I want to be driving out in this mess anyway! It is beautiful from inside our warm home just looking at it through the window, so says the Southern girl. :)

(The bird bath turned into a cake stand!)

(Love how our maple tree's branches look when they are covered in snow!)

Thank you for stopping by and wishing us a Happy Thanksgiving. This past month has been filled with family business and lots of home school work. Now that two research papers have been submitted, and we are coasting into the Christmas Break (woo-hoo!), I'm hoping to blog once again!

(Icicles hanging from our neighbor's house.)

And my apologies for not emailing my list about the first of the month's TDIPT update.....(if you are on my email list for updates and reading this). I did paint a few snowmen for the update and they have sold. (Thank you!) I do have two more wood ovals I'd like to paint with snowmen and will put those in my Etsy shop soon.

Here is a link to my TDIPT update if you'd like to peek at the snowpeople:

I'll post again when I have more snowmen finished~

Happy December, and Stay warm!