I signed up for more and more painting classes at local art studios and try my best to paint about once every couple of months. I am no Monet, but I can follow instructions. In fact, the art classes have helped me to just 'go with it' more and I find myself enjoying painting more and more.
The paintings are throughout the house but I change them according to the seasons. Some of the paintings I really love and some will hopefully soon retire to the attic permanently. The fall paintings were just taken down to make way for the collection of Christmas art. I have plans to paint a Santa soon but am not sure I will be able to fit it in the schedule.
If you are contemplating trying a class at one of the many art studios that have popped up, I highly recommend trying it with a friend. Relax, don't be too hard on yourself (been there, done that) & enjoy two hours of not having to clean up behind someone!
|Don't you love the 1970s speaker/sound system? Funny thing is - it still works!|
|I love this snowman in the kids' snowman themed bathroom for winter|
|Sweet sister-in-law and I painted this one just before Christmas a couple of years ago|
Here are the latest from our elf, Jingle -
He loved playing Disney Apples to Apples with the other toys. The Beast & Marie were on a roll apparently. Jingle brings our children a family game every year as a parting gift so it's only fitting that he gets to play a few games with the other toys while he visits. Below is a picture of the ornaments that the Princess made for Jingle and Santa. I was lucky enough to hear her whisper to Jingle that she made them just for him and Santa and asked him to take them to the North Pole for her.
|Snow Angels - Crazy elf!|
I had to share this last precious picture of the Baby. She had to tag along on several errands with me this morning, including to Pier 1 to purchase a gift for the Sunday school ornament swap tonight. I assure you I was extremely quick in my shopping, but while we were there she begged to sit on the 'comfy chair'. After I paid for the ornament, here is how I found precious angel. It was nearly painful to wake her and disturb her from the 'comfy chair'. Thankfully, she wasn't too mad at me.
Now, off to make some sausage & cheese bread for the party tonight.