Candy Houses On a Bed of Cardboard: Daily Art Practice
I can’t believe that Christmas is less than a week away. Our family got together for our annual gingerbread houses, and we had so much fun. It was full of food, Christmas music, cider and of course candy. The above house is mine. Next year I would like to use something different for the base as these are not very sturdy or pretty.
Speaking of things not being pretty or sturdy, the last week, things have not quite gone as planned. I had a whole week of Advent planned, with fun new foods and activities. But instead, life has been turned upside down in ways that are not welcome, especially before Christmas. But I am trying to remember that we are celebrating the Birth of our Savior. A Savior that can heal the hurt, the pain and the disappointments that I am in the midst’s of. I know he can heal because I have been here before, through the loss of several relationships and the loss of a child. I am SO grateful to God that even though I don’t feel like being “jolly” and “merry,” I still have a reason to celebrate. I am reminded that despite the pain, there is hope in Jesus Christ. If not for that hope, sometimes I wonder how I would make it through, because let’s just face it, life is hard, disappointing and it downright stinks at times. I hope that if you are going through something difficult right now, you can find peace and hope in Jesus as well.
Daily Art Practice
Now that all my Christmas cards have been mailed, I can share the image I painted for the front. I found this lovely image, HERE on Instagram. I originally sketched a collage of different items that I love at Christmas time, as well as several buildings. I thought about painting them all and choosing the one I liked the most. This painting was the first one and after it was complete, I knew it was the one that I wanted to go with.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies today, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Christmas Tea, from the German Yogi Tea advent calendar. This tea had a bit of Christmas with a hint of cinnamon.
Happy Tea Day and Have a Merry Christmas!