Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Gift of Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all and thank you for all your support and encouragement through out the year.  I appreciate each and every one of you who have joined me at this Blog , Website , Facebook Art Page and at  my new Shop. I could not have gotten this far without your encouragement. (  Getting more and more computer literate each month, Ha,ha ) I wish you all a joyful  Christmas and a Happy New Year. I want to share a link below for those of you who might want to reflect more on the meaning of Christmas,
 30 Gifts the Father sent with the Christ child Jesus. I hope you get to enjoy some quiet time this Christmas to reflect on them. This list was given to me by Pastor Brian McGray at the  Northfield Bible church in Northfield, CT as part of his sermon this past Sunday and I  loved looking up all these passages each one a special gift.  Enjoy and I look forward to seeing you next time and do hope you are finding time to draw, watercolor sketch and paint.

30 Gifts The Father Sent  Now not to confuse you when you open this link , this is NOT my working store . I am just using this site to learn and try out new things. My Shop link is here. sorry for any confusion.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas in the City and My New Shop

Yes, the city is in full swing for the Christmas season with everyone bustling about . I  bought a tree and a few wreaths for the windows on 3rd Avenue at the place I told you I passed by on Tuesday, Oh it just smelled like Christmas. It is a lot smaller than this tree below , tiny actually but I love it .
This year I  heard about a advent calendar that goes hand and hand with Sarah LLoyd-Jones the Jesus Storybook Bible  so I printed out the cards and I am tying one on the tree each day with a red ribbon. I  am just loving  it ! I feel like a little kid.

I did want to let you know I have opened an online store with a few items I have made from my artwork.  Shop    I am selling my Stick, Ink and Watercolor Sketches ( framed and ready to go )   as well as notecards and coasters showing images of my work. I hope you have a chance to stop by and take a look. Enjoy and thanks for looking.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree

You know the Christmas season is in full swing when it is time to light the Rockefeller  Christmas Tree.   The lighting was enjoyed by many last night here in Manhattan.  No, I did not attend, way too many folks for me but I will venture down there soon for my yearly peek. Here is a watercolor I did a few years ago to remember the evening.

This painting already has a home  but I am painting others as often as I can. Please check out my  website and now my new  Shop  Many of the Stick and Ink Sketches I did can be purchased there all framed and ready to go to a new home as well as notecards. I do hope you enjoy this watercolor, it is one of my favorites . I am listening to Christmas Carols as I write ...Hark! The Herald Angels Sing another of my favorites. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Looking ahead to Christmas

      I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving with your families and put aside some time for yourselves to rest and reflect . I have to admit I have been way too busy and have really enjoyed some downtime since my last post.
       Can you believe Christmas time is upon us already. I do love this time of year . On my way home from bible study this morning I was blessed with the wonderful smell  of Christmas trees being  lifted out of a truck and getting ready to be set up for sale on the city sidewalk. Now you know Christmas is coming to the city.
       As we look forward to the celebration of Jesus's birth I hope you are  able to take time out of each   day  between now and Christmas to think about what Jesus's birth means to you.

I have been busy with my family and playing with technology since my last post. I am not the most computer literate but getting better  with each adventure. My latest is setting up a store to sell notecards , coasters and my stick , ink and watercolor sketches. Remember those ?  Here is a link to my store Diane's Art Shop and if any of you can help me refine it please send me an email. I can use all the help I can get. thanks so much and enjoy !