Christmas Countdown Day 4/25 – Ornaments

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Christmas Countdown Day 1/25

Paint/draw along with me! Want a dose of creative inspiration? Sign up for my newsletter “My Creative Collection” by clicking here. Learn more here. Have you visited my online shop? Prints of my seascapes are available on watercolor paper or canvas, in many sizes including the new “mini” canvas 11″ x 14″ at shop.eileenmckenna.com. Take a peek!Continue reading “Christmas Countdown Day 1/25”

Merry Christmas

Hope everyone is having a very merry Christmas! 🎄🌟😀 – Eileen Day 25 . The countdown is complete. Day 24 was just a quick ink sketch of an angel. Christmas Eve is a busy day. Some of my favorites from the countdown. Which was your favorite?

Gingerbread

Day 8. It’s a tradition in our house to decorate gingerbread houses. My kids love it – mostly for the candy. They give me a hard time for trying to out do their decorating. What they don’t know is that I aspire to make a gingerbread house that’s a replica of our house. But everyContinue reading “Gingerbread”

Train Set under the Christmas Tree

Day 7 of the Christmas countdown. The train under the Christmas tree has become a tradition in our house. We have two Lionel train sets, one that I gave my husband, when the kids were babies, and one that Grandpa gave the kids. The illustration above is based on a picture of my youngest when heContinue reading “Train Set under the Christmas Tree”

Nutcracker painting

Day 6 in the Christmas countdown. I was excited about this prompt because so far this Christmas season, for me, has been all about the Nutcracker. I had my first enamel pin made, based on an illustration from my Nutcracker pattern design. That little pin has inspired me to learn about the history of the Nutcracker, andContinue reading “Nutcracker painting”

Christmas Stockings

Day 5 in the Christmas countdown. We actually don’t hang our stockings on the mantle. Before we had a fireplace, we hung them on the banister. The first year with the new fireplace I was so excited to hang them from the mantle. The stocking holders were very heavy and when one of the kids – theyContinue reading “Christmas Stockings”

Wreath with a polar bear

…or is it a polar bear with a wreath? 😂 Day 2 Christmas countdown. Here is the creative prompt list if you’d like to join in. All mediums are welcome! Use hashtag #adventmcr when posting. Marion is following along – see her day 2 drawing here.

Creative prompts Advent Calendar

I’ve been on a roll the last 2 months creating everyday. In October I participated in InkTober, drawing in ink in my sketchbook. By the end of October I was adding watercolor to my sketches. This month I followed the World Watercolor Group’s November prompts which were all food. I was so happy to beContinue reading “Creative prompts Advent Calendar”