Toy

I don’t know why a toy truck came to mind for this prompt, but here we go.

Toy Truck
Toy Truck

I think Santa delivers lots of these shiny red toy trucks around the world on Christmas Eve, don’t you? šŸ™‚

Poinsettia

When I first started watercoloring a few years ago, I always thought it would be cool to paint a poinsettia. It took a while for my skills to get up to par, and even though sometimes I still feel like I don’t know what I’m doing, I was able to complete a poinsettia this month.

Poinsettia
Poinsettia

Hope your December is going well. We have the tree up now, but it is not decorated yet. Thank goodness the weekend is coming up!

Candy Jar

The prompt today is candy, which reminded me of this candy jar my mom put out every year when I was young. The snowman head and hat were Styrofoam, and the hat was festively glittered. We would carefully pop the head off the glass jar to reach in for a sweet treat. The scarf was a simple red ribbon glued together.

Snowman candy holder

We also had a Santa version, and both were from the 1950s. Maybe Mom will comment below with a little more info about these cute jars. I love how these prompts bring back so many great memories. Does this invoke a good Christmas memory for you? If so, I hope you share it here!

Walrus

Walruses live in very cold places like the Arctic Circle. This whiskered guy looks happy to be plunged into icy waters, or at least as happy as a walrus can look.

Walrus

I learned that their tusks are actually canine teeth that can grow up to 40 inches. The tusks are used like hooks to haul their heavy bodies up onto land, for locating food on the ocean floor, in defense against polar bears or killer whales, and in dominance and mating displays. Interesting!

Draw A Bird, December 2019

I love watching the cardinals in the back yard this time of year. They really stand out against the starkness of the winter landscape and just make me happy.

Cardinal
Cardinal

My parents have a cardinal that sits on their windowsill and looks in at them when it wants a treat. Sometimes it will hang on the mailbox and look in their front door at them! Pretty smart if you ask me. I gave this little painting to my Mom for her birthday to remind her of the funny antics nature has to offer. ā¤

Pets – Meet Matty

This is Matty, and actually I’ve never met him, so we are meeting him together. He’s been gone a long time, but his owners, some friends of ours, asked me to paint him. He certainly seemed to have a lot of personality, and he certainly needed some orthodonture šŸ™‚

Matty
Matty

They were very happy with the outcome which made me very happy, too!