This is another Christmas picture done in watercolor. I had previously done this picture in colored pencil, but never really cared for it. So, I decided I would change a few things and try it in bright watercolors, and I must say, it does makes a difference.
This is a design I created that is dear to my heart. It’s about Christmas and the excitement and wonder it brings about, especially in a child. I remember to this day creating tissue paper and styrofoam trees for Christmas in school. Remember cutting paper snowflakes? Just doing these projects in school made you all the more excited for Christmas to arrive!
School wasn’t even hard work about two weeks before you got out for that “long” vacation. There were movies and christmas music in class. There were also parties with cut out cookies, candy canes and card-giving. It was constant chatter and laughing. I can still remember the big foil covered box in front of the classroom. It was for holding all the cards that everyone made out to the kids in the classroom. And the special card just for the teacher.
The little girl here is proud as ever just to place that simple star on her tree. It’s not a special glittery, plastic one from Target or Wal-mart. She made it herself and that’s all that matters. It was in the creating of it that made it special. Anything homemade or handmade for that matter, usually is. It’s from the heart.
So here’s to all those paper stars and tissue paper trees, and even the hand-cut, glitter-sprinkled, paper snowflakes. Hope we see more of you this holiday season than ever before. We need you!