Happy Christmas!

momblog

momblog

This year I decided to make paintings for my family for Christmas, I figured if I made one person a painting everyone would want one. So like a good sister, granddaughter and daughter, I made 5! I haven't posted much recently because I've spent the last month and a half making 7 little paintings that I couldn't share until after Christmas. So here is a nice long update for you!

My Mom wants to get an alpaca so she can sheer him and spin yarn from his wool! They have some great eyelashes.

grandmablog

grandmablog

What Grandma doesn't like chrysanthemums? Look how stylish she is with all of those rings. Sometimes she threatens to punch my Dad, her son, with all of them.

lindseyblog

lindseyblog

My sister's favorite color is purple and she loves horses. So I painted a little purple seahorse for her.

dadblog

dadblog

Although you might not be able to tell from this picture, my dad is very zen.

Ayutthaya, former capital of Thailand, was overrun by the Burmese in 1767 and several statues of Buddha lost their heads during the conflicts. This Buddha head fell near a banyan tree and eventually grew into it.  We traveled to Thailand when I was in the 8th grade as a family and we all got to see this. It has been said that Buddha sat beneath a banyan tree for 7 years to reach enlightenment, so this tree is a neat symbol for Buddhists and the people of Thailand.

pappyblog

pappyblog

My Pappy is a world traveler. I think he has visited Yellowstone National Park 10 times or more, so here is a moose for him.

armadilloblog

armadilloblog

This little guy was commissioned from a high school friend as a gift to her husband. I had a fun time drawing all of the patterns on his armor.

owlblog

owlblog

This fat baby owl was commissioned as a Christmas gift from a husband to his wife and son. They found this guy stuck in the neighbor's gutter and all three of them saved him. Before they let him go they snapped a few pictures and sent them my way.

How is that for a long post?