24 December 2012

merry christmas 
and peace in 2013

something about the long, dark nights 
and short, cold days 
of winter
heighten my appreciation 
for family and friends.

This walnut Santa was a gift 
from my 6-year-old sister 
...some years ago
it's just a walnut with some cotton glued on...
but, it's my favorite tree ornament.

i am grateful for a 2012 well-spent
...and hopeful for 2013

best wishes


  1. Merry Christmas, Candace, and bravo for your work!

  2. Thanks for spreading the holiday cheer, Sylviane. Visited your blog. Very inspiring. Wishing you lots of good painting and drawing in 2013.