While Lilly enjoys a sunny spot on a pile of my early rugs, I get to work on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
I’ll begin with the reindeer because they know what color they want to be. As I’m punching them I’ll consider the rest of my color palette. I turn to Lilly to ask her valuable opinion…
…evidently, I’m on my own. I wish I knew how the feline species manages to sleep so peacefully ~ clean living?
Since Lilly is sleeping off her sun bath and Otis and Ellis are off transacting important business, I turn to google for color inspiration. I did a search for ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas illustrations and found this:
I love the faded blue background and the gold halo. I believe I’m inspired!
So, a little while later, I’m almost finished with the main bits and am ready to start on the background.
Valdani has so many pretty blues, it’s going to be difficult to narrow my choices down to just one! However, after deliberating for a time, I decide to try M 1001, a soft combination of pale blue and ecru which, I think, ages beautifully.
Next time, we’ll see if I’ve made the right choice.
Before I sign off for today, I want to share a very special gift I received from my friend Cheree. It arrived on a day when I was feeling a bit less than top-notch and it, along with Cheree’s kind note brightened my skies considerably…
The Christmas Quiet Book, written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Renata Liwska, is a simple delight! I’ve read it and read it and read it, ever since it arrived, and it never palls. Thank you, Cheree for you kind thoughtfulness, and for a holiday gift I will treasure!
May your day be filled with quiet warmth!