Christmas Items I've painted over the years....

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This is my stocking holder. It's a Debbie Mitchell design, painted by me. I painted 2, one for me, one for Denise.

This winter candle scene was a free pattern designed by Jill McFarlane, painted by me.

A Santa stops here sign, painted for Jaye.

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This is a snowman card holder. Or napkin holder. Between the front and back snowmen is an opening. I made this for Jaye and also Denise.

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This is an Annie Lang design, painted by me for Jaye. Very cute.

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This is a Jill McFarlane design, painted on wood, by me at CODA a few years back. I gave this to Jaye.

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This is a wooden cheesbox, great for holding lots of ornaments.

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Here's the 3 Kings that go with the Nativity set below. Designed by Mary Helen Gould, painted by me.
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A closeup of a King.
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A closeup of a King.
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A closeup of a King.
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This is a very cute nativity set, designed by Mary Helen Gould, painted by me.

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This is a flying Santa ornament, it's cut out of wood, and really cute! (Della Wetterman design, painted by me).

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This is an ornament painted on cardboard. (Elaine Thompson design, painted by me).


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This snowman has a wind up nose and he plays "Frosty the Snowman". I believe it's a Marie Cole design, I painted this one in 1993.

 

Here is a lazy susan (wooden) painted with pointsettia's. I took a class with Antoinette (a little french girl) at Kaswood back in 97 and we painted this in class.
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This Santa also has a wind up nose and he plays "Santa Claus is coming to town". He's from the same book as Frosty (a Marie Cole design).


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This is a beautiful Merry Christmas tavern board, designed by Jill McFarlane, painted by me at a CODA seminar in Raleigh, NC.


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Here's a close up of Santa's face.


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This is one of the very first Santa's I've ever painted. I believe I painted it in my first painting class in 1993. I also taught it in a beginner's class in 1996. I am not certain, but I think it may be a Helan Barrick design.


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These are little snow people.


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This is an old cheesebox, revived. The bottom is covered in fabric and then varnished. I painted it in 96 or 97. I store my handpainted Christmas ornaments in it when they aren't on the tree and I must say it holds a lot of ornaments.


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This is a wine bottle, it has 3 snowmen painted around its diameter and once again proves everything is valuable to a painter. Drink wine first, then paint (well you may want to wait to paint until you aren't woozy!) Or you could paint it with the wine still inside and give it as a gift!

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Here's a collection of items I've painted poinsettia's on to put out on the table for Christmas.


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This is a placemat table set I painted in Nov 03. The placemats are wood. The set has napkin rings and napkins to make it complete. The napkins were plain white, but with a bit of blue paint and a snowflake stencil they match the set pretty good. This is a Nancy Baur design that appeared in the Natational Society of Decorative Artists magazine in 97.

 


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Here's a close up of a placemat. You can see the mountain in the background, but the photo doesn't show the green hills beneath the mountains.

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This is a Santa board painted July 30, 2006. It's supposed to be painted in a primitive style, but I decided to paint a real face on it instead, so I based his face on a Jean Zawicki Uncle Sam face.

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A snowman painted on a journal. This is a Trudy Beard design, painted by me.
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This is a cheesebox I painted for the Tolefirends Twin Exchange in August 2004. The original design is a Margot Clark design, which I slightly modified to fit my color palette.

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A close up of Santa's face.

This is a tin bucket I painted (July 04) for the Christmas in July exchange. It has ball feet like the rooster bucket I received because I thought that was a cute idea.

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Here's a matchbook/candle holder. I believe I painted this at Kaswood in 97 and the teacher/designer was Debbie Forshey.

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A card holder I painted at Coda. I believe the teacher/designer is Jill McFarlane.


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picture of Gordo.

And we call him ...Gordo

This is my favorite newly finished piece. It was a gourd I was painting a bird's nest and ivy design on, but I didn't like how it was going, and this guy was in the same book, Gourdeous Gourds, Vol. 1 (Julie Grant and Cindy Pray) and I thought, "hey he's cute". He turned out pretty good too, complete with a light

 


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This is a recylced piece as well. It was a wooden bowl, repainted it's cute and functional.

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Here's a plate I painted at a CODA seminar in Raliegh. Teacher/designer is Debbie Cole.

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