Things seem to be moving along a little better in the household, and we had an uneventful Thanksgiving (with way too much food.) I hid out from the Black Friday shopping, and protested the day by staying in my pajamas instead! Honestly, it was a little odd. I felt a little left out, and it was just so quiet. Maybe that's why Black Friday has become so big? After the cacophony of the holiday, the day after is so silent! I knew people were out shopping, in the hustle and bustle... and I was in my pajamas.
I did work, however. I've actually been working on lots of new little things (and all of these are available either in my shop (I'm having a 10% off sale until midnight tonight, it's been going all week. Code HOLIDAY2013), or on Etsy:
|"Making Friends" 4x6 acrylic on hard canvas panel|
|"Snow Day" 3x5 acrylic on hard canvas panel|
|"Mini-Snow" ultra mini, 2x2 acrylic on stretched canvas|
|"Snowy I" 4x4 acrylic on stretched canvas|
|"Pepper" 3x3 acrylic on stretched canvas|
And I also finally, finally drew out my official holiday painting for 2013:
|This is an 8x10, I believe - hard canvas panel.|
I don't know WHY it took me so long to do. I knew what I sort of wanted in my head, but I danced around the issue. Finally, I just did it. I built it as I went, not really having a clear picture, but just a vague idea. I rather like how it turned out, actually!
I started painting the fireplace, and I spent HOURS on the bricks to make it look like embers were burning low. I really don't understand why it takes me so long, but it does. I need to look up tips or techniques on how to speed things up. I only got the back wall finished last night. I'm very frustrated with myself, even though I like how the back wall looks.
|Still working on the side walls, obviously. |
I'll be working on that after I finish this post, actually!
Lastly, I wanted to leave you with a picture from my son's rabbit's modeling session. My mother wanted to have an ornament made for my son, and Smoke (the rabbit) had to put up with modeling in a Santa suit:
Smoke spent the whole time modeling, not bothered at all. Is that a fabulous rabbit, or what?