Friday, December 02, 2016

December 2

December 2nd's drawing of holly and berries was inspired by a set of Christmas dishes. They were white with a gold rim and small holly and berries studding the border. I love the crisp color contrast of white with the red and green.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

December 1

Today is the first day of December. I'm working on keeping an Advent Journal and also doing a daily drawing.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

12 Doors of Christmas Greeting Cards

In 2013 I did an series of illustrations of decorated doors for Christmas. I've always loved the decorated entrance ways to people's homes, from the simple and rustic, to the ornate, to the colorful and tacky. I love the enthusiasm and effort people make to show their Christmas spirit. I hope you enjoy them as well. I had them made into greeting cards as well. 

12 Doors of Christmas, Door Number 12

The Twelfth and final door of Christmas is one that hits near to home. Freshly fallen snow blankets the door, window, walkway and urns. The ribbon and number 25 are a fresh take on a wreath and the colors are less a factor than in other entranceways. It's a fun way to end the series.
Eleventh Door of Christmas

Tenth Door of Christmas

Ninth Door of Christmas

The Eighth Door of Christmas

The Seventh Door of Christmas
The Sixth Door of Christmas
The Fifth Door of Christmas
The Fourth Door of Christmas
The Third Day of Christmas
The Second Door of Christmas
The First Door of Christmas

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Journaling Prompts for December

Here's another inspiring list for December with 31 ideas to journal. Dedicate a page, paragraph, or even square to each idea and convey the emotion, memory, feeling, or image you see. You can draw, sketch, paint, photograph, write, or any other creative method to illustrate your life throughout the month.
Other Inspiration Lists for December are:


Monday, November 28, 2016

Illustrate a Word Daily in December

Here's another Daily Creative Task you can try in December. If you want a quick drawing assignment try illustrating a single word a day. Here is a list of 25 "Christmas Words".  Either write them down in a book and dedicate a page to each illustration or put them all on a single page. You can illustrate them however you like, with color or without, with pencil, paint, marker, or pen.
I took the words and started illustrating and found myself addicted. I completed a page in no time.

Previous Daily December Inspiration includes:


Sunday, November 27, 2016


Gratitude before me,
gratitude behind me,
gratitude to the left of me,
gratitude to the right of me,
gratitude above me,
gratitude below me,
gratitude within me,
gratitude all around me. 
– Angeles Arrien

Another week full of blessings. I am grateful beyond belief for my family.
 We started out the week with a full house. Our daughters visited for the Thanksgiving holiday.
 My sister decorated with her favorite Christmas ornament stash.
 My nephews celebrated a big birthday!
My niece celebrated Thanksgiving with a Lego Pilgrim.
And, my niece, nephew, and pet found the perfect Christmas tree for their home.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Photo A Day for December

Another activity list for December is one that uses your cell phone camera, a simple Photo-A-Day for December. You can jump around or stick with the numbered selections.
Previous Lists for Decemeber: