As an only child with first divorced parents and a dad (technically a step-dad) that passed away 3 years ago; I hold family close. This year, just like last year my husband and I went to my cousins on my step-dads side. While not blood related its never been a question of our relationship and my placement in the family, though I will admit I was scared I would lose them when my step-dad died.
I was devastated with the unexpected loss and the long grieving process because he was MY dad. We were very close, much closer than I was/am with my own mother. He just GOT me and yet would set me straight when it was needed. I was known as "Junior" with his work buddies and treated as though I was his own child. I'm terribly sad he is gone, but I am 10x as thankful for having had him in my life! :) I am still just as close with that side of my family which is a joy for me!
My step-dad loved winter, he dreamed of it all year long. The snowmobiling, launching mini-rockets on the lake up-north and sledding ... he enjoyed it all! I love aspects of winter such as the first snow especially the large detailed flakes that fall in clusters, Christmas music and Christmas Trees (I lived on a X-mas tree farm for nearly the first 10 years of my life)!!
The larger 12x12 Mixed-media on canvas I finished a couple of days ago
(and previously shared), the smaller 5x7 I was did in an HOUR!
Coffee makes me really jittery and gets me going!
I made the smaller one for my cousin as a hostess gift for today.
I hadn't thought of a name until the little one was finished.
Winter Dreams ... seems fitting :)
Here's a close-up of the small one:
Here is the progress I've made on Amelia Owl-Hart
To see how Amelia Owl-Hart Started click: Here
If you want to learn how to make owls of your own check out the fabulous artist/teacher Juliette Crane and the e-courses that she offers, I highly recommend it!