Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas baking and a little painting!

What a busy time of year! I feel so lost and out of touch with all my wonderful blog friends :(
I'm just hoping you are all happy and healthy and busy too so you may not have noticed my absence?

Yesterday I had my youngest granddaughter over to do a little holiday baking! It was fun and she was so cute!

Here we had just made our little 'turtles'. Believe it or not, I couldn't find Rolo candies at Walmart so I ended up getting a store brand chocolate covered caramel candy and it worked just great! Fun and easy treat to do with a 7-year old!

I ruined 2 canvases this past weekend :( One, beyond repair due to gel medium, beeswax, etc. so I actually had to cut it off the frame! The other one I can paint over but's so disheartening to paint and have it all be for nothing. I think that's why sometimes I love the freedom that art journaling gives me. No pressure, no expectations, no worries!

I did manage to try another one and this one turned out ok I think :)

Around her halo is reads: 'His eye is on the I know he watches me'

Anyway, I hope you are all enjoying the getting ready for the holiday! Isn't it nice this time of year? People try so much harder it seems to be a little more kind♥

Before I leave you, I'd like to share with you a video of Nora's message to Santa yesterday. I love it.......and I love her!


Mundo Mundaca said...

Is lovely to see her granddaughter cooking .. I really appreciate your pictures .. it's so nice to see a family like yours.
is also very beautiful painting of your angel for Christmas.
I've been missing .. yes but I also have had problems with internet connection .. then give a discount.
have a Christmas full of happiness and love.

Cathy Bueti said...

Hi Darla!! I have noticed and have missed you! What a lovely post, your granddaughter is so cute! What fun you must have had!

And I love your new painting! She is great!! I am always amazed at how flawless your girls faces look!!


Happy Holidays!


Michele Lynch Art said...

Your turtles look delicious! and what a wonderful helper you had! Your granddaughter is darling! This is the time of the year that memories are made of :o) She will always remember baking with Grandma! Love the painting!! She's really sweet!!

JessiVille said...

Baking! Oh I'm missing that this year. Your granddaughter is cute, cute, cute! I'm sure Snata heard her! Your angel canvas is wonderful. She's so beautiful. Don't dispare about the lost canvases, I think we've all been there. I know I have. It's disappointing to do the work and then realize it's just not working. Glad your angel turned out so nice!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

She is the cutest little baker around! Just look at her smile..darling!

Love the angel..she's wonderful. So what if you wasted a canvas and a little paint (and time)..what you DO produce is amazing! You should think of ht percentages of hits and not the misses :-)

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Beautiful photos and so much fun baking with your granddaughter. I finished the Christmas baking, with my girls being 15 and 18 I bake alone ... but they help eating all the cookies LOL Waiting for that grandchild to help me baking (but hope they wait a few more years ;-)) I love your angel-painting.
Have a wonderful Christmas !

Nicola said...

Hi Darla, she is tooooo cute! What a sweat heart! :0) I love seeing Christmas through the kids eyes it reminds of how magical it felt when I was little!!
I'm sorry I haven't visited for a while with computer problems then the busy lead up to Christmas I'm only now feeling like I'm catching up on things. I think this painting is beautiful!!! And I've just been going through your previous posts, I missed so many I'm sorry. I really like your little snowmen so cute! I've been trying my hand at fimo and it's alot harder than it looks heheheh I'm not a natural either but I do enjoy it! :0) I wish you a very happy christmas with you and your lovely family. Take care


what a beautiful angel!

Diane said...

I want a Nora!! I love that her father wants a Play Station game!!
And your angel is more than okay--you have to know how talented you are!!
I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!
P.S. And you never waste time painting, even it you thow it out--I have to tell myself this too :)

Anonymous said...

Hi darla. I have been reading for a little bit but never posted untill now. I love love love your painting, its so pretty and breath taking!!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Darla!!!! Nora is so so sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this idea of a message to Santa...what fun!!!!

I also love the photos and the painting!!!!! I have my butter out right now for tomorrow...we will start a fun baking day....

Wishing you a wonderful week filled with fun and family and traditions!!!!


Serena said...

Your Angel painting is beautiful, Darla! LOVE it!

What a sweet message to Santa from Nora. The treats Nora helped make look delicious! I love it when Aaron decides to bake up a treat for us.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

That is a beautiful angel and a wonderful message!
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