Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cheers to You

Cheers to you, tonight... as new year's eve draws closer and the old year is closing in. I hope you all are taking in every breath of the season and enjoying yourselves as we are in our house.

I have many hopes and dreams for the new year... some will come to fruition, others... not sure I have the will or strength for it but am still up for the challenge! I won't bother sharing my specific new years resolutions, but hope you will take the leap and realize yours in the coming year as I strive to realize mine :)

A very happy and healthy new year, 2012 to one and all!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Alpine Christmas

Outdoor beer garden... Edelweiss flowers painted to the right!

Town Christmas tree... sorry for the blur

Nordic skier of times past
We took a quick jaunt to a lovely little town called Leavenworth, WA. It was in the height of Christmas and oh so beautiful. It was patterned after a Bavarian Alps village in the 1960s and has a few ski areas close by.

I'll share more night scenes soon... not sure if I'll be posting here before the new year or not. Either way, have a wonderful holiday! (I'm off to plan my Christmas dinner shopping list- an old fashioned English Christmas this year... roast beef with Yorkshire pudding... trimmings and trifle for dessert! - with the help of my mom, of course - she's the real cook around here.)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Marley's Laurel

This is about as Christmas-y as I'm getting this year in my art!

Here are a few new woodblocks that have just landed in the shop this evening. It's been a long time between updates over there!

I've been carving a lot the past few weeks and stayed home from yoga this morning after pre-school drop off just to stay home and print. Sweet moments of art and silence!!! (besides listening to NPR's On Point) I'll be sharing the fruits of this morning just as soon as the ink dries. (and then I can paint 'em)

It has been bitter cold around here - but there's an air inversion and therefore, a burn ban. How I'd love to sit in front of a cozy fire right now. Hope you are warm and happy where ever you are tonight.