Painted Trees and Whimsical Ornaments

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In 2012, I decided I wanted to make most of the things I decorated with. (Above and the next 3 photos are from this year)

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At the time, I had not been painting a lot. Sure, I had craft paints and things along with lots of other crafty things, but I had not focused on painting.

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The idea was to make 6 different paintings of Christmas trees, all very different from each other. They were not meant to be masterpieces (good thing huh? LOL)... but very different to hang in a grouping.

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(The below three photos were taken in 2012) The grouping itself was the focus, not the quality persay of each painting.

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It was fun making up different trees to paint. Originally there were 6, The larger red one in the center bottom I do not still have. A friend of mine's daughter saw them when I posted them on my face book and wanted that one, so I gave it to her.

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The others though, as you can see, I still have. I thought I had better shots of them hanging together, but if I do, I couldn't locate them right away and as you know, the post must go on ! ha ha

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Now for the ornaments, I didn't paint these. I found them randomly on ebay last year and had to have them. I am not sure why. I just WANTED them. They are so whimsical.

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I thought they looked like they could have come from Whoville... of maybe from a Suess Christmas somewhere. Honestly I don't know, but that is the vibe they seem to give to me. :)

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This year as I was going through my boxes and tubs of Christmas decor, I saw them and put them out on my piano, not necessarily to stay there, but just getting them out till I could find the right place.


Well ! Neither of them have been moved since then and I kind of like them together there now.

Ok, it's the first day of my Christmas vacation, 10 days before I have to go back to the grind. LOL ! ...and guess what ! I have a full blown head cold ! What a present ! Right ? ! It's ok, I'm sure the worst of it will be over in the next day or two and I should be good to go on Christmas.

Hope you are all having a wonderful day.

Love you !


I found this fun snowman at Dollar General last year. It is a music box and plays March of The Toy Soldiers while the wires make it's arms go up and down as if it is Marching along.

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Comments 15

They look awesome! The trees I mean :)
I like how more and more handmade decoration show up on Steemit.

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20.12.2019 19:37

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20.12.2019 19:37

Thanks !!

20.12.2019 19:45

Thank you !

They were fun to make and they still make me smile each year as I bring them back out.

Handmade is wonderful, affordable and a great way to have something different than the norm.

Thanks for stopping over. I appreciate it. ;)

20.12.2019 19:44

I love those Christmas tree paintings you did and those ornaments are awesoem I do agree they do have such a Dr Suess feel tot hem

I wont be on much for the next week so taking this chance to wish you a Merry Christmas

21.12.2019 10:52

Thank you !

I did see you say on one of your posts that would would had lots of Christmas related fun planned and wouldn't be on that much. That's wonderful !

Merriest of Christmases to You and Yours !

21.12.2019 14:18

I always enjoy seeing your art. The colors are so happy!

22.12.2019 01:51

Thank You....

I always paint out of "happy", no gray moody arteest here !

22.12.2019 04:24

I like the tree groupings! You do such Happy Art! You always have. It's so refreshing to someone who is so happy with life!

Live you!


24.12.2019 04:52

Happy ! Happy !

LOL ! I hadn't even considered painting a lot when I made these. I was just trying to do different things to decorate with. Funny.

Why not be happy with life? If you don't find a way too be, it's practically unbearable. Who wants to spend time not happy?? Not me ! :)

Love you too !

24.12.2019 05:13

I agree! But, you know there are many that aren't!!

24.12.2019 05:20

I know and I'm sorry about that. I realize some people's natures are different and it's harder to bounce back up.

ha ha ... that must reminded me of the chumbawamba song.... I get knocked down, but I get up again, you are never gonna keep me down.

too funny

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24.12.2019 04:52

Oh ! Thank you again ! :)

24.12.2019 05:14