Sunday, January 25, 2015

Wintertime

It's been awhile since I have posted. Seems I have felt rather boring over the last few years. And the years have flown, grandkids have grown, I have gotten older and feel that way too. I guess I felt as if I had nothing too fabulous to say. But I figured it was time to give some time to my thoughts, as there are many.

Since winter has returned again, one of my favorite seasons mind you, yes I am crazy, or at least people have told me that, I thought I would tell you why I like winter. So many complain about the cold and the snow and how tired they are of it. Well, yes, by the end of winter, I too get that way, but early on I look forward to the snow. I like the fact that I can hibernate, that I can put on fuzzy socks, not be bit by mosquitoes and our cats are not chewed up by fleas. Every 2" spider in the woods is not trying to invade my house. I don't have to sweat endlessly, turn bright red and have frizzy hair. I do not have to bare half my old body just to stay cool. It is a time for rest, drinking hot cocoa, baking cookies and using my oven to make turkeys or chicken, pots of soup, you know, comfort food. I enjoy watching the winter birds, the deer and the squirrels. I like the profound quiet when the snow falls and the bright blue skies when the sun comes out. It's a time to just relax, get our thoughts together, think about the year that just passed and know there is a time for every season, the ones we like and the ones we don't. Honestly, I am not a Summer fan, my season is Fall. I try not to gripe in the Summer, but sometimes, I just can't stand it, too hot! However, if there is a body of water around I can deal with it.
Now I guess though that where I live gives me something to love about Winter, the beauty of snow in the woods. Always something to see or looks at.

Now as far as where the last 2 or 3 years have taken me, well lots of painting, a few vacations, a few shows, the normal things for me anyway. I have missed sharing the painting ideas and projects, I sure never meant to be gone for nearly 3 years. I won't make a promise I can't keep, but I am going to try to write more this year and share some of my projects with you all. Here are a few of the things I have done this past year. Etsy has gotten better, so I have tried to focus a little more on Etsy.
I painted  a very old design by Helena Cook on glasses for tealight holders, these were fun. The Gingerbread Tissue box was another fun project, people have asked me for these, but as normal, I don't often have multiples of my surfaces, so still hunting for these, remember I love to find my treasures in thrift stores and yard sales, keeps the cost down and results in lower prices for my customers.

I did quite a few magnets