Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve Ponderings

A Merry Christmas Eve to all of you. I hope you are all ready and relaxed and ready to have a wonderful time. This season I am finding myself doing things I have never done before that really enrichen my experiences. First the Secret Santa event I talked about earlier and now last night another fun event. A friend invited us over to sing Christmas Carols around a bonfire.

The night was cool and clear, a million stars were out there. What a beautiful night. We drank hot chocolate and spiced cider and gathered around the fire like people have done for since the beginning of time. We had a few people who were pretty good singers so they led us in a series of Carols. We even sang ones we really didn't know the words to and it was such a delight. It evoked memories past and created a new one I treasure. There is something about being outdoors in all kinds of weather that seems to resonate with me. I usually hibernate in winter but I see now that needs to change a little.

Now its time to show the little bit of Art I have been doing.

This sketch was rendered in a moleskine watercolor sketchbook.  I just grabbed the first pencil I found.  It was a 4H.  I usually sketch in2B 4B and 6B so this was a bit of a challenge but still fun.  I added a wc wash in the background for a bit of color.

This little collage in also in the same journal  The picture has a disaster drawing underneath it.  Sometimes I cover up disasters with collage.

Todays journal page started out with experiment with a stencil and led to writing with a dip pen and embellishment with a brush pen.  I loved the connection between the older lady and the young child in htis picture. It led to writing about all the stories we hold inside that truly need to be shared.


  1. Christmas carols around a bonfire sounds like such fun! I, too, like being out during all kinds of weather although most of the time I'm not.

    Enjoy the rest of your day and have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. Hey! You're stencil page is looking awesome! I hope you and your family have a merry Christmas! You're the best!

  3. I wanted to wish you a wonderful Christmas Kate with good news about Dave soon. Your time with friends sounds lovely, and your work so interesting as always. It's good to know that others have disaster drawings :) Love and peace, xoO

  4. Sounds sweet and lovely. Glad you are enjoying the festivities.
    Wishing you everything good into the New Year...I will continue to enjoy your art.

  5. Blissful... enjoy the many blessings. :]
    Have a very Merry Christmas! *hugs*
    p.s. thank you for the thoughtful Christmas card. <3


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