Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas: Daily Art Practice

Couch Talk


I am going to keep this rather brief today. Our home has been dealing with sickness. A week and a half ago, it was my daughter and son that were sick with a stomach virus. We even made an impromptu trip to the ER one evening as my daughter was very sick. A few days later she returned to school, and I got sick. I am hoping this thing is gone before Christmas but the way it looks right now, I might be couch bound.


Shopfront turned Christmas Card


I painted this New York shopfront, MinaLima, because I am fascinated by their illustrated books. They have a series of classic books with illustrations but my favorite are the Harry Potter books.


When it came to making a Christmas card, I tried painting several different images but none of them turned out. And then I remembered this one and it was the perfect colors for Christmas.

Here is how our Christmas card turned out.



Tea Day


I am joining the Tea Day Ladies, hosted by The Republic of Tea Orange Blossom White Tea, is one of my favorite tea combinations.

Happy Tea Day and Merry Christmas!


17 thoughts on “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas: Daily Art Practice”

  • Good evening, I am sooo sorry you are not feeling well especially Christmas week.
    I love your painted Christmas cards-beautiful
    Hugs and good well wishes Kathy

  • aw, sorry to hear you all have been so sick… why does it seem to be more widespread around holidays…:( I hope everyone gets well very soon so you all can enjoy these special holiday days. Your shop front watercolor art made such beautiful Christmas cards!! Happy T day, and a Merry, healthy Christmas too!

  • That tea sounds lovely, Kate. I am so sorry to hear that you and your kids have been sick! I do hope you all are better for Christmas. Lovely painting and Christmas card. Stay warm, and get rest and well, dear Kate. Hugs.

  • I am SO sorry to read that you are sick and your family has been sick, too, I truly hope you are better by Christmas. I absolutely LOVE your handpainted Christmas card. It is beautiful and speaks of Christmas colors. I also like your choice of teas today, too. I love white tea, and this sounds great. Thanks for sharing your Christmas card and your tea with us for T this nearly Tuesday, Kate. I hope you have a safe, healthy, joyous Christmas, too.

  • Sorry to hear about the stomach bugs in your house. They are the worst, aren’t they? My husband had something similar this weekend, but I don’t know if it is a bug or he ate something that I didn’t eat. (Keeping my fingers crossed.) I love your family Christmas card. Your illustration on it is amazing. I hope everyone is healthy and well for Christmas. Happy T day and have a wonderful healthy holiday too. Hugs-Erika

  • I’m so sorry to hear that it’s your turn now to be sick. How awful. Especially at a time of year that everyone looks forward to. I suppose Christmas will have to be postponed. Tonight my hubby is not feeling well and he went to bed with a high fever. This does not bode well for us either.
    I’d never heard of Minalima so I had a look on their website. How beautiful. They are very good artists. The idea of the shop as a Christmas card is a good one. It looks absolutely lovely. Well done.
    Greetings from sunny Spain,
    Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy 2022 to you and yours. (And a speedy recovery)

  • Kate, I hope you are well for Christmas (well before actually). Your illustration is beautiful and makes a lovely card. The tea sounds good. Happy T-day and Merry Christmas. Thanks for all the iinspiration this past year – your work is soooo beautiful! Hugz

  • I’m sorry to hear sickness was going through your house. This seems to be the time of year for it. Beautiful watercolor paintings. I love your artwork. Merry Christmas!

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