It’s Coming On Christmas…

Christmas is covering the neighborhoods.  These soldiers were made by putting four terra cotta pots together.  They were about three feet tall.



This display was at a shopping center.


Maggie, Charlie, and Lucy are ready for our cold night walks.


And a recent photo of Sophie.  She’s about four months now, and looking quite a bit bigger than the day I brought her home. She likes to be with the dogs.


A new mail art piece, with a little vintage embellishment.


I was going through some lino stamps I made, and pulled out this piece I had used some of them on.  It is acrylic on canvas. The deer stamp I made from a photo in an art history book.  There is some hand stitching and glitter added.


We had some beautiful sunsets a few days ago.  This is a view from my front yard.  The lights in the left corner of the second photo are lawn ornaments.  People love to put giant inflatable Christmas decorations in their yards that light up at night.


“It’s coming on Christmas

They’re cutting down trees

They’re putting up reindeer

And singing songs of joy and peace.”           Joni Mitchell

I hope you are enjoying your days.  Thank you for visiting.






Rainy Day Schedule

A little more Christmas and a lot more rain today.

Something I put up with my decorations is a small watercolor I painted right before Christmas many years ago.  It makes me think of that time in my life, like when you hear a particular song.


It rained REALLY hard today.  From drought to monsoon.


Christmas cookies I made while it poured outside.


One of the many Christmas vignettes I set up around my house.


I’m making my way back to my mixed media pieces.  (Lots of Christmas distractions).  A small segment from one of them.  Paint, paper, fabric and thread.


I’d like to make a habit of doing a daily sketch.  It would be so creatively helpful.  A first step below.



It is the final week of the Colbert Report on TV with Stephen Colbert.  I will miss one of the most uplifting and funny half hours of each day.

“Thankfully, dreams can change.  If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses.”

Stephen Colbert