December 29, 2011
December 27, 2011
Here in our household we just finished up the last of the scheduled holiday gatherings. It has been a very deep and wonderful Christmas.
|Christmas morning before the kids woke up|
I'm excited to have added Prisma color markers to my tools of the trade. Since the colors correspond with my pencils, I'm discovering how beautifully the ink sharpens the look of the colored pencil. Looking forward to many happy hours of coloring in the upcoming year!
December 21, 2011
If you are looking for something truly magical to enjoy in celebration of Christmas, I highly recommend visiting the beautiful bridge at Old Salem after dark. They have filled the ceiling of that amazing bridge with all sizes and shapes of Moravian Stars. It has it's own kind of quiet in there and the wood and star canopy is really magical.
December 16, 2011
December 8, 2011
December 5, 2011
I had the privilege of meeting an amazing artist last Saturday. His name is Mark Bowman and he is gifted with the ability to do caricatures. I have always been amazed by this art form. He not only captured me and my bottom lip quite well, but he even fit in part of a conversation about a giraffe we were having.
December 3, 2011
I have a highly treasured collection of antique Christmas annuals. They are called "American Annuals of Christmas Literature and Art". Augsburg Publishing House began putting them out in 1932. They are beautiful on so many levels. They have become one of the highlights of how I celebrate Christmas. They are full of art, poems, scriptures, illustrated hymns, stories, articles and meditations on Christmas. I'm getting a late start, but I will do my best to share bits and pieces of them for the month of December.
|1945 cover illustrated by Lee Mero|
|illustration by Elizabeth Martin|