Day 1834 Oh Christmas Tree A Happy New Year!!

Drew a picture of my Christmas tree today so I could remember it when I take it down.

Worst part was finding a good green to draw the tree. I needed spruce green but that would have been too easy right. Splattered also with brush loaded with damp watercolor pencils.

The Lettering is not really on the page. I added it with a program called Rhianna on my phone.

I think I will journal about this Christmas on the left page. Rather memorable our first one at the mountain cabin in Sapphire NC – a lovely spot to celebrate it.

I drew the tree with my trusty watercolor pencils. I started by drawing a tree shape. Then the ornaments and garland. I should have done the lights next oh well.

While drawing I listened to a couple of great Christmas shows one on PBS called Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas about the all the Christmas songs written by Jewish writers -White Christmas -Irving Berlin Do You Hear What I Hear,” “Silver Bells,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Winter Wonderland,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”

And The Man Who Invented Christmas about Charles Dickens on Amazon who single handedly revived Christmas.

Both well worth a watch or a listen.

Margaret plotting her show at the Aiken Arts Center next month. Xoxoxo

Day 1837 Christmas Candy

Sometimes it’s fun to draw a collection. This time it’s Christmas candy collages with bits of epherma I keep to add to the page.

Before I splattered it. Did you know you can splatter with a watercolor pencil?!! Just dip the paint brush in a lot of water and then swipe it across the “lead”. It will get juicy and add color for splatters. First time I did that with a watercolor pencil.

I went back and did it to Lucy Dog too. I think it needed a little color don’t you?! I also darkened the letters.

before splattering.

Back to my tv binge. Alternating between the Romanoffs and Mrs Maisel. So far Mrs Maisel is soooo much better but Romanoffs ep 1 was rather wonderful set in Paris with lots of French dialogue for me to try to comprenne. And I did une petite peu. Xoxoxoxo