Let’s Just Continue Advent: Daily Art Practice
I don’t know how you celebrate Christmas, but this year was one of the best for me. Our family spent much needed time together and we made an effort to limit devices and distractions. We cooked together (a first), ate together, played games together, attended church together and talked together. Celebrating the birth of Christ was more real to me this year, perhaps it was because I am going through something, and gifts didn’t seem quite as important. I think I got exactly what I needed.
How about you? What was special about your Christmas this year?
While I only made 5 days’ worth of advent meals, I purchased and originally planned for 7 days. As a result, I didn’t want food to go bad and I wanted to use what I had on hand. For the remaining 2 days of Advent, instead of making a 3-course meal, I chose to leave out dessert and side and focus on the main course. Everything was yummy and we certainly found new foods to add into our menu.
Day 6 – Russia
Day 7- Switzerland
Daily Art Practice
I mentioned in one of my previous posts, that things haven’t gone quite as planned this holiday season. As a result, I haven’t had a lot of painting time. Aside from painting our Christmas Ornaments, this is the only thing that I have painted. I used the same book that I used for the ornament, Imagine A Forest ,as a guide.
Last week, Lisca asked if the ornament was paper from the book. No, it was all painted in gouache. I printed a 3d star template and then drew the design. I painted the entire first side before painting over the whole thing and starting over. Since that project got me in the folk art mood, I decided to continue it and try a matryoshka doll. This one is also in gouache. If you haven’t seen this book, I recommend it! It has step by step instructions for several projects and is full of beautiful inspiration.
I am joining the Tea day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. I received the Tiesta Tea Slenderizer Dry Flight Sampler, for Christmas. I have only tried a few flavors so far, but the Blueberry Pineapple Green tea is a favorite. I would highly recommend it!
Happy Tea Day,