Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Floral ~ Art Journal Pages ~ Merry Christmas

12" x 12" acrylic on Canvas Board
"Christmas Floral"
Painted in the Robert Burridge "Loose and Juicy Florals" workshop in Corpus Christi in October.

Journal Page 51
A little late talking about Thanksgiving but I use an old Lone Star Gas recipe for dressing that appeared in Nov. 1960 and we sorted some old family photos from my parent's estate. I did some babysitting and we watched a lot of T.V. and ate chicken strips.

Journal page 52
My kitchen got
a new Christmas gift - a new disposer and it was a surprise for sure as it just blew up and then caused an under sink clean up that moved on to other kitchen cabinets and the stove top. More days of sorting clothes and stuff that was too boring to list individually. My decorating is done when the small ceramic Christmas tree is placed on the wash stand. The boxes of decorations in the attic can wait another year. CBC had a Christmas party at Maryann's and our group photo is at the end of the post. Early the next morning some family members and I took off driving two vehicles to Denver for a grand daughter's college graduation. I'd never made it without my new GPS which I think I'm naming "Sugar Foot", a term my long ago father-in-law used for my children and I've liked the name ever since. My GPS is sure a love and a life saver especially when traveling in the dark in the snow and ice in unfamiliar territory.

Journal Page 53 - Our Christmas Party
Maryann gave us all a lovely black apron that had our name and Canvas by Canvas on it. At our Chinese auction I received a led light for my notebook computer. The faces are made up people that are fun to paint.

Journal Page 54
We drove straight through to Colorado Springs and ate sandwiches that I'd prepared and spent Friday night in Colorado Springs and on to Denver on Saturday. We drove around Manitou Springs, saw a parade and toured some around the Springs. On Sunday in Denver, we woke up to snow and lots of it. My Rav 4 has a warning system if a tire pressure needs to be adjusted so by 8:00 a.m my son and I were in Wal-Mart's tire department getting a tire repaired after a warning light appeared. We just made it to pick up Cindy and Meaghen to go to the brunch at 11:00 before Madison's graduation at 2:00. She graduated from the Metropolitan State College of Denver with 2 degrees, biology and chemistry. We were so proud of her and we were so thankful to be able to make the trip. We left one truck for Mad and headed for Raton about 5:30 and cold, brrrr, and the tire inflation pressure light comes on again and the outside temp was registering minus 2 degrees. Oh, what to do?

Journal Page 55
The tires appeared o.k. and the weather was not agreeable for stopping so on Mon. morning we were on the road from Raton and there was ice and snow with a slight snow and sleet near Clayton and all the while we were thinking "When are we going to have our flat?" Once home my first stop was the Toyota dealership and it seems the spare has one of the low tire sensors on it and the spare was LOW and the tires on the road were fine. Now to read my car book more thoroughly. Medical checkup and draw blood samples and a shingles shot - now I'm ready for Santa to come and he was good to me.
Canvas by Canvas wishes all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

4 comments:

MizKatie said...

I love how you design your art journal pages. You section it off, and yet, it goes so well together. I'm going to have to try doing that. Well, I have done it in the past, but not successfully. It never comes out looking right. heehee

Nick said...

Hope I get to see one of the journals up close one of these days. Love that floral piece!!!!

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks, MizKatie, love your work also. I find I try and add too many "things" sometimes but then I always have a lot to say!

Thanks, Nick, and if you're in the area you can rest assured I'll be in the workshop and will bring a journal for sure.

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