I hope everyone had a great holiday and is gearing up for a new year. Because, ready or not it is here

I have slacked in blogging, but for a legitimate reason- I’ve been personalizing snowmen, painting ornaments and feeling very fortunate-if a little overwhelmed at times! Thank you all for the positive response and support. Here are a couple examples:

4 inch hand-painted ornament-stained glass/doodle art
4 inch hand-painted ornament-dog

Being busy with the holiday orders has kick-started my creativity and I am working on a couple of ideas. The first is an oil painting that I have had on my mind for a while, and pictured below. 

The second is a photograph that I want to borrow from a antique blogger that I follow. If you like Swedish Antiques & More check out the store, located in the DC area and you can follow Loi’s blog tone on tone antiques by clicking on this link. 

…for some reason I just love to look at this photo. 

Loi Thai-Cophenhagen, Denmark

I feel the spirit to paint, motivating me to create and that is the best feeling…

This work in progress is on a 12 x 48 inch deep gallery wrapped canvas. 
I am going to work the painting around onto the sides, so that it will be unnecessary to frame this piece.