Scarf

While contemplating what to paint for the prompt of scarf, I was looking at the Christmas tree and this little felt snowman seemed to be waving at me. I made him from a kit back in the 1970s, and many of his friends also adorn our tree.

Felt Snowman Ornament
Felt Snowman Ornament

Sewing was never one of my strong points, but I remember enjoying sewing each piece and layer together and making the pipe cleaner broom. Actually, I’m amazed they are still in such great shape all these years later. Are you ready to wave goodbye to the holidays and move into a new year? One more day!

Holiday Aromas

There are some scents that instantly bring back memories, and the smell of cloves and oranges always make me think of Christmas. When my husband and I were first married, I made a Christmas centerpiece with pine branches from a tree in our backyard, and I put them in a little basket. On top I added an orange in which I had inserted rows of whole cloves, and oh my gosh, it smelled heavenly for over a week.

Holiday Aromas
Holiday Aromas

If you ever try this, here is a tip: Use a pushpin or other sharp item to make pilot holes, and then insert the cloves into those holes rather than trying to push them directly into the orange. Your fingertips will thank you!

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!

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 🙂

Matty
Matty

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