Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Celebrating the Season

Last week the Art Club I belong to had their annual Christmas Pot-luck Lunch. Every year the organizers try to come up with a different way for members to share the joy of the season. Some of the ideas we have had are; a trash to treasure gifting and small painting secret exchanges. This year a handmade card exchange was proposed.
As it wasn't stipulated that we do a card that fit the season, I decided to do something a little different; a watercolour Warbler with quilled wisteria. I did this same subject in all watercolour when I was practicing the Oriental painting method a few years ago during a 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.

There were some really wonderful cards made, most of them with a Christmas theme of course and we all had a fun time seeing what everyone got.

This is the first time in years that we have bothered to take photos at our Christmas get-together and it is nice to see all the happy faces. A number of our members go south for the winter and others work full time and are rarely able to attend so the few you see here do not reflect our numbers.

We have about 35 members but only around 15 to 20 regularly attend our weekly painting days. An art club like ours is a great way to learn new techniques, get inspiration and enjoy fellowship with like minded people; I enjoy being a part of it!.

Here is a card I just painted to wish you all...


                                           A Very Merry Christmas
                                                       and a
                                       Happy and Healthy New Year



8 comments:

  1. How fun! Love both of your cards Val! Those trees are so pretty! Wishing you the same Val. Blessings at Christmas, and throughout the New Year!

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  2. Love it! A card exchange sounds like fun. My art group does an art swap too. Wonderful Christmas card image...nice trees! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Joan. Best wishes for a great new year

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  3. That's a terrific way to celebrate, Val, and your card is both unique and lovely. Lucky recipient! Merry Christmas, and a wonderful New Year to you and yours!

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    1. Thanks Win. Merry Christmas to you and John.

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  4. Merry Christmas Val, hoping you and your family are enjoying this season and hard to believe a new year just waits a few days ahead. Like the way the card combines the two different media, they really compliment each other. I also love the real Christmas card, soft colors and just perfect trees. Just keep the snow though!! Enjoy

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    1. Gee whiz - can't I share some of our snow with you? We have had about a foot all together - lovely to look at but otherwise a pain in the ... Have a great Christmas Nelvia.

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