To Share or not to share?

I have not been sharing lately. My art, that is.
I spent december scrambling to finish Christmas presents.. including a first draft of a children’s book (for adults?)… and January Renovating the basement, and redecorating upstairs..
There was a point where I thought last month that maybe I didn’t want to share the things I make and do, especially the process.. I started to become overprotective, and secretive..
But I have come to realize that sharing is a part of the process now too. Artists need to share their creativity.. The process as well as the results… it makes me happy to see my creations in the virtual world.

So I am doing a little tiny drawing tonight… a little sneak peak.

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The Real Santa.

A little this, and a little that. I really enjoy decorating for Christmas.

I love this time of year… singing Christmas music… decorating the store, and my home…. baking… spending time with family…
I also love that I get to bring Santa back out. This painting of “Santa” has been a great focal point for our Mantel the last few years. I painted it in University… and others may have their own interpretation, but this was a real model, and he really did have a beard like that, and a red and white striped shirt. He was Santa in the off season.

Adding in colour. & being Thankful.

A little more work. & being Thankful.

I love long weekends. It’s enough time to be lazy and productive.
Feeling thankful for this extra time to work on my art—and clean the house (I even clean and organized my kitchen cupboards), spending lazy time napping on the couch, baking, family, reacquainting myself to tea time, cuddling with my dogs, appreciating fall colours, my handsome man (who drew and painted too for the first time in a long time!). 🙂