Saturday, January 2, 2010
The Christmas Card Challenge
Amidst cookie baking, holiday parties, classes and art shows, I struggled to manage the traditional self-imposed stress and business of the Season with painting. So, I decided to challenge myself, to make sure I painted during the holidays, by creating a series of Christmas cards for friends and family.
They are quick studies of newborns and mermaids, sailing and travel memories, abstracts and floral imaginings, and dreams of making "sugar plums" 'n candy with grandma who always delighted in saying, "Christmas, Christmas, hee hoo, hee hoo!"
So in remembrance of loved ones, family and friends this Christmas, past and present, near and far-- I dedicate these small paintings and well wishes for prosperity and good health in the New Year of 2010. Merry Christmas to you all!