Monday, December 6, 2010

Tis the Season!

Happy Monday everyone!  I worked all weekend long and finished 10 more small paintings.  So, this morning I hauled them all down to the little gallery were my holiday show is happening.  They are really nice people at this gallery but I'm tired of painting and want to decorate my house.  I didn't used to put any holiday decorations out until after my birthday on the 11th but I do now.  I like it.  I don't know why I had that rule.  I think part of why I didn't put stuff out early was because my kids went nuts over Christmas and just about drove me crazy.  But, they are grown up now and think I'm pretty nutty so turn around is fair play I say. This will be a wonderful Christmas I think.  Last year I was recovering from thyroid cancer surgery and just laying around trying not to move my head too much.  This year I get to enjoy and do what ever.  It's heavenly.  Although I am very thankful that all went well with my health issues.  I'm going to Portland Friday morning to see my surgeon for my one year check up.  But, I'm pretty sure I'm fine.  Well, I'm off to eat a candy cane.  You guys have one too!


  1. Your art is amazingly wonderful! I cannot believe you can make so many painting so quickly and have them be so wonderful. It usually takes me over 2 hours to do one small one!!!! You are super talented and a real inspiration!!!

  2. I love your art!! The folks coming to the show are so lucky to see it in person. Enjoy your candy canes, and hope you get a good check up!

  3. Melissa, this image is delightful! You've not lost your childlike eye!

    I'm sorry you had to deal with cancer too. I'm a breast cancer survivor. 15 years!!

    Go eat that candy cane! You've earned it!
    Hugs, Diane

  4. Hi Melissa - Birthday? The eleventh you say? Enjoy and do whatever, that sounds good. Make my candy cane extreme dark chocolate please.

  5. So sorry to hear about your cancer - but glad you're doing ok. I really like this piece! I really like your graphic sense of design - the colors and value patterning make it a keeper!

  6. I hope you don't mind if I use this great image as my Christmas card in my facebook wall.
    Thank you, great artist you are indeed!
    Merry Christmas