We are headed for a Christmas winter storm. Over the next three days we are supposed to get from twelve to twenty inches of snow along with twenty to thirty-mile an hour winds. I love snowstorms! The sad thing is for everyone who is heading to grandmother's house for Christmas. I'm not a grandmother, but we were looking forward to my aunt and uncle coming for Christmas. They will be missed, but I sure don't want them traveling in bad winter conditions!!!
I took a couple quick photos of my felt pins before I sent them off to some galleries I'm in. The light was not good and they didn't turn out very focused, but I thought I'd put a couple of them on so you could see them anyway.
Thought you might like to see some of my Christmas Pins pins.
It's a Wonderful Life is my favorite Christmas movie - it makes me cry every time I watch it. This movie shows how precious George Bailey's life is to all those who are known, even casually, by him. He thinks of himself as a failure and wants to die. God grants him the gift of seeing what the world would be like if he had never been born. He sees how his life touches so many others and the impact he had on their lives. To have the gift of seeing what life would have been like if we had never been born, I believe would impact our lives in such a way that we would never be the same again.
What a week for our daughter Becca! She wants to go to UND Aerospace College for a commercial pilot degree. So we went to Grand Forks, ND on Friday to check out UND's Aerospace College. They have a wonderful facility, but it is verrrrrrrry cold!!! I'm not sure what the temp was, but it didn't get above zero and the windchil was around 30 below! We took an hour walking tour of the campus - sure was glad when that was over. We also toured the aerospace buildings and the airport. It was pretty impressive.
On Saturday she took her first flying lesson. The weather was quite a bit nicer with beautiful sunshine. She had a great lesson. Some day she may be flying your plane!!!
Here are some of my winter paintings. We're having very light snow today - I am ready for more!
Winter Barn - Watercolor - Sold
I took a photo of this barn during the summer, but painted it as a winter scene.
Sledding - Watercolor - 18x24
This is a painting of Anthony and Becca a few years ago returning from a day of sledding - I added the 'holding hands' for the effect, you can bet at that time of their lives the last thing they wanted to do is hold hands!!! Our dogs that are in the painting are Clara and Amy.
P.S. Now that Anthony has moved away to college they are treating each other nicer. Yea!!!
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I Love Snow Pin - Handcrafted
Sure is a good thing I live in Minnesota cuz I love snow!!!
We are having a mini-art crawl this weekend in New London. I am in with Glenn and Julie Joplin at the Pottery workshop. I have a number of winter paintings that will be for sale, along with prints, cards and jewelry. We are serving mulled wine and chocolate for our treats! Should be fun!