Christmas Countdown Day 4/25 – Ornaments

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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?

Mrs. Claus

Day 21 in the Christmas countdown. She’s the woman behind the man in the red suit. I suspect she deserves a lot more credit than she gets. 😂 My childhood favorite Christmas movie is “The Year without a Santa Claus.” Mrs. Claus has a big role in this movie, as well as Mother Nature. MotherContinue reading “Mrs. Claus”

A visit with Santa

Day 20 in the Christmas countdown. This was done from a photo of my youngest visiting the Santa at the local nursery. I wish the other 2 had been there because I still have to get this year’s photo. It’s getting a little awkward because the two high schoolers can’t all fit in the chairContinue reading “A visit with Santa”

Santa’s bag

Day 19 Christmas countdown. It’s so close! I want to scream, “SANTA!” like Buddy the Elf. If you haven’t seen “Elf” stop reading this post and immediately download it and watch it. It is hysterical. When I was little Christmas took forever to get here. As an adult it seems to come pretty quickly. MyContinue reading “Santa’s bag”

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”

Christmas Ornament

Day 4 in my creative countdown to Christmas. Last month when I was painting in watercolor everyday, following the World Watercolor Group’s November prompts, I focused on adding shadows. I tried to not always use black. Instead I mixed the compliment of the color with the color of the object. As the month went along the “darks” wereContinue reading “Christmas Ornament”

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.

Only 16 Days til Christmas!

I had a list, a mile long, of all the creative projects I was going to work on this month. The best laid plans and all that! Instead, (in addition to everyday life), I’ve been going to parties, decorating the house, and shopping, with a little creative time squeezed in. Since, I’m starting to feel likeContinue reading “Only 16 Days til Christmas!”