I’ve been doing a little painting for Christmas. I bought the barn/truck wooden cutout at Hobby Lobby. I’m really pleased with the way it turned out.
For the truck and the bow, I used ARTEZA Acrylic Paint, Crimson Red Color, (120 ml Pouch, Tube), Rich Pigment, Non Fading, Non Toxic, Single Color Paint for Artists & Hobby Painters. It’s a great shade of red.
The holidays aren’t usually my thing, but I’ve really gotten into it this year. I think painting the Christmas scenes is helping to get me into the holiday spirit.
I loved holidays when I was a kid. We would go to my grandma’s house and spend the whole day with my cousins, aunts and uncles. There were so many of us, and an insane number of presents under the tree. My grandma made something homemade for each of us, usually a doll with handmade clothes that she spent all year making. There was so much wonderful food and desserts, and I loved my cousins.
Something happened along the way, and I even grew to hate the holidays. All the buying gifts that people didn’t like, cooking food that was criticized, and spending hours on the road just to cook, wash dishes, and be criticized all weekend. Even after things changed, it took 20 years for me to lose the negative feelings. I’m just now starting to appreciate the holidays again. Painting is a big part of helping me to move past it.