December 13, 2014

Why bother making garland?

Every year I make two garlands to go down the railings of our front entrance, and every year it takes too long and it makes a mess all over the living room, but you know what? It's one of my favourite Christmas activities to do!  I love making them and they're kind of like a Christmas present to myself! I gather all the holly, cedar and pine from my yard, and twist it into a pre-made artificial garland... in the end it looks full and lively and survives our winter wind storms.

Why not spend an afternoon surrounded by lots of winter evergreens, a pair of garden shears and a hot cup of tea?

December 02, 2014

The maple leaf, at her best

The maple leaves have been glorious lately, especially when the afternoon sun hits them.
I think they're at their very best this time of year!

I hope you're feeling at your best too on this sunny December day!

"The maple leaf, at her best"
The original 8 x 10 inch watercolour painting is currently available in my shop.