This painting was part of my 2021 Christmas Show . A couple of months later, this is our wedding anniversary weekend (tomorrow, but we’ll have our special dinner tonight). He’s making homemade pita bread, I’m making the lamb gyro filling. We’re trying to re-create one of our favorite memories, when we went to a Greek restaurant while newly married and living in Germany. Right now our house smells like garlic. The table is set. We just need to let the pita bread rise. No matter what darkness happens in this world, may we always make time for happiness. God bless and keep you this day and always.
This song is part of the 45 minute Christmas variety show featuring 2 oil paintings, singing, and dancing: 2021 CHRISTMAS SHOW. Please share with anyone who would enjoy a free joyful event to watch over these special days. It’s Christmas Eve, dear friends. I hope that you are tucked away with people you love and are ready to celebrate Christmas.
God bless you and your family, this day and always.
This is one of the new paintings I finished last week for the taping of my 2021 Christmas Show, which features a longer version of this art, as well as a second new painting that I’ll share here soon, and variety show entertainment (singing and dancing). I told the story of this painting during the show. It was inspired by last year’s (Christmas Show 2020) show, when I was dancing with my husband in the final act.
There are moments in our lives that feel as if we’re marking something important, and we might not be able to fully name what that is, nor do we recognize what it means, but we know it is important, maybe special, or something that will be significant in the future. This was one of those defining moments, of sensing that life was changing. It was poignant and sadly beautiful. I believe, to some extent, we all share this feeling during these complicated days. May we see the joy through the pain and confusion. May we choose to dance.
God bless you and keep you, this day and always. As it is now the week before Christmas, please keep a candle lit inside your soul. Let it shine before others.
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I added the Christmas show to several platforms, besides directly from this site. YouTube (embedded above), and also BitChute and Rumble. I hope this makes my special painting, singing, and dancing variety show easier to share with your friends and family. Thank you for your help with sharing, and I hope you enjoy the show!
Painting, singing, and dancing ~ so much JOY! Please share my special 45 minute show video with all of your connections. It is free, with no paywall or advertising. I hope that you will find this event so unique, fun, and uplifting that you’ll want others to see it. So, grab a cup of your favorite Christmas drink and a good round of snacks. Settle in, and be prepared for sweetness, laughs, and a positive experience. May you feel the Christmas spirit warm your heart and carry you through the next year!
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This was last year’s painting from Christmas Show 2020. Tomorrow I plan to launch Christmas Show 2021. This year, there are TWO featured paintings as well as a variety show format of other entertainment- singing, dancing, merriment and holiday sentiment. Please tune in tomorrow and share our special show. It is a longer show and I hope that you will enjoy it.
Catch the first glimpse of my Christmas Show 2021!
Had a bit of fun putting this intro together, approx. 1 minute.
Painting, singing, dancing and joy!
Share my show with your friends and family! If you’ve not already subscribed to my blog, please do so. You’ll be the first to know when the show is launched. You’ll see something fresh and original, never before seen. Fun, inspiring, and surprising.
Let's make your Christmas MERRY!
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I like to use this painting for my updates. The music in the video is an instrumental version of “Be Thou my Vision”. The lyrics are appropriate for how I feel as an artist.
My update: Well, today isn’t going to work out for painting. I do plan to have the next one ready to share soon, but it probably won’t be tomorrow. I’d planned tentatively in my head for tomorrow, but I’m fine with a delay. I’m ahead of schedule, as I’ve been working on the 2022 collection for a while now. This gives me leeway to take my time if other things pop up or if lighting conditions aren’t great (natural sunlight coming in through the windows is preferred over solely artificial lighting).
In other news-
The holiday show is coming along. It’s a Christmas one, and will be the last live-taping event show I do for 2021. You’ve met my whole family by now in the videos I share, but this will be the first painting variety show in which all of them will make a guest appearance at the same time. I hope that you tune in when I share it and please share it with others. There are so few of us producing original shows that are positive and authentic. I want my work, and my family’s gift of their time and talents as well, to make a difference. For a short half hour, may we bring hope and smiles to you through our singing, dancing, art, and happiness (and one surprise act that I’m not telling you, as it would be a spoiler!).
In the end, it’s not about the talent, work ethic, or social power of what we create. It’s about the lives we touch and the love we share. These are challenging times. We need for every lit candle to light another. So, please do share my special show when I share it with you. And if you could also hold supportive thoughts for us as we begin to tape this show soon, I’d appreciate that as well.
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This is the painting featured in my 4th of July show. If you haven’t already seen my variety show with family members as guest stars (dancing, singing, and included in the photography slideshow in the first half), here it is:
I hope that you enjoyed my holiday variety painting show. The next show will be in November. I’m already preparing for it and have ordered my next dress!
Now that the July show is over, I’ll be back to my regular schedule of painting. There are 6 paintings left for the “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature” collection. Thank you to all who are sharing this journey with me, toward my lifetime goal of one THOUSAND finished oil paintings!