December 25, 2011

A Happy Christmas to all....

 Although it is busy around the house here during the Holidays, I thought that I would just drop a note to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, Hanukkah or Happy Winter Solstice. As I continue to clean up, do dished, throw out wrapping paper a burn off some of the calories, here are a few images from our home from last nights dinner. Plus, a crazy indulgent wreath that I made with some white single camellias that were blooming in the greenhouse. As you can see, I went a little crazy with the chalk, after becoming inspired by the talents of New York artist Dana Tanamachi, something I want to add to this blog starting this week - blackboard art - here is my test piece that I created for our family Lithuanian Christmas Eve dinner. I was fretting about what quote to use, first starting with 'Twas the Night Before Christmas', but it just felt wrong, so I erased it and wrote 'Tis the night before....", but it still felt wrong. I ended up with a nice quote from Dr. Suess'  'The Grinch', which seemed to set the perfect tone on this cold, winters night spent with friends and family.

Wishing you all a very, Merry Christmas...and just think about it......the seed catalogs are arriving already!


  1. Beautiful! Happy 2012 to you!

  2. I love your artistry, both floral and chalk. Thank you for sharing your Christmas.


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