Wednesday, December 23, 2009

'Tis The Season

Good morning. Are all your gifts wrapped? Do you have the menu planned? Do you have loved ones to spend the holidays with? It is Christmas Eve eve today!

I've made you a virtual ornament for your virtual tree. I sure hope you like it.

I began by scanning a circle of wood that I purchased in a package from Michael's. The hubster had been kind enough to drill holes in them for me. I then added a layer of light green; I set the blending mode to "color" so that the wood grain would show through. Then I drew the deer using a small round brush. You may think my drawing is a little crude - I prefer to think of it as "folk" art. I gave him antlers like the grinch tied on the head of his poor dog. I used a star brush to add a few stars and then a calligraphy brush to make the J and y. I used a Christmas ornament brush to make the O.

I also found a picture I took several years ago when we really had a freezing spell and the creek in the background looked so wintry.

Doesn't that make you just shiver? Brrrrrr!

And, big surprise, I also have a lovely pattern to show you. It reminds me of winter because somehow that pattern reminds me of ice crystals.

Still lots to do today. The hubster has wrapped most of the presents and is doing a little bit of running today to finish up. I should go to the post office but I don't know if I am going to get dressed or not.

I finished my virtual cleaning yesterday. I now belong to only 5 Yahoo! groups and have winnowed my list of blog subscriptions from a little over 200 to just 111. You've got to admit there is something about the symmetry of the number (grin). That is not to say that I won't be adding more. Every time I visit one of these blogs there are links to other fabulous bloggers - you know it is very difficult not to subscribe to them as well.

Perhaps today I will commit to doing a bit of actual house cleaning - ugh! Surely not my favorite chore; I hate cleaning house, but I love having a clean house. It is a conundrum!!

I'll leave you on that note and wish everyone a very warm, loving holiday season.



  1. Virtual cleaning is a good thing to do. Great job getting it done before the new year strikes. I like your jack frost photo...the ice is very cool.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. I've added lots of blogs to my reader but forget to go see what my reader has on it. I'm busy enough with the groups and classes I've joined. I probably need to do some of that virtual cleaning too.

    Enjoyed the virtual ornament and the explanation too. Thankyou.
    Got lots more to do before Christmas. Hope you have a good one!

  3. Lovely pics Vicki, you've been busy!

    Wishing you and yours a very
    Merry Christmas and here's to more art and fun in 2010!

  4. Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas.

  5. One good thing about leaving a comment so long after the posting is that all the busyness is behind you and I just know you're rockin along with a cup of tea in one hand and a pen/brush/computer thingy, in the other. hugs, nancy