Category Archives: Holiday

“An Old Memory” for the Holidays

I took the photo in 1983, just a few months after I got my first camera and I was only shooting black and white so I could learn how to use the camera. Some cat’s paw had taken down one of my cut paper snowflakes as he sat to look out the window. What a […]

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From a Spontaneous Photo Shoot at Dusk to Holiday Cards

I was hoping for a fantastic sunset as I drove home from errands, but no luck tonight. With a light dusting of snow, a gentle snowfall began again as dusk began to fall, and the clouds remained resolutely solid gray. Still, I got some nice photos as I drove through Settler’s Cabin Park where I’d […]

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Holiday Greetings from the Backyard Birds

I truly love winter paintings because the light is wonderful without the shadows from trees, the reflections from the snow illuminating shadowed areas with soft purples and blues, and the patterns made by bare branches are mesmerizing. This set of four paintings of birds are ones I’d done “from life”, actually standing at a window […]

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Colorful Little Crabapples on a November Day, “Unexpected Berries” Holiday Cards

Has someone decorated the bare trees for the holidays? Yes, Mother Nature! I took this photo on a similarly gray day and those colorful little apples looked as if they glowed and the bare branches had a wonderful silvery cast. Walking in the quiet of a winter day I see some of the most beautiful […]

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Backyard Birds Holiday Greetings, Set

I truly love winter paintings because the light is wonderful without the shadows from trees, the reflections from the snow illuminating shadowed areas with soft purples and blues, and the patterns made by bare branches are mesmerizing. This set of four paintings of birds are ones I’d done “from life”, actually standing at a window […]

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Stars of Wonder, Serious and Silly

We don’t really celebrate any one tradition for the winter holidays, but we enjoy sharing traditions of all our friends. I had created the six-pointed star as part of an invitation I designed for a non-denominational holiday musical celebration a few years ago. It could have been that, while I worked on that design on […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This photo of the frosted pumpkin was one of the runners-up for this month’s desktop calendar. I am thankful for all the beauty in the world, so much that I can take the time to find it, record it, and share it, and that I have a multitude of choices for something as simple as […]

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“Peace on Earth”, Take a Closer Look

Look a little closer at those markings…what do you see? For my holiday card in 1997, I was puzzling out yet another way to say “Peace on Earth”. I saw an illustration that had each hemisphere of a globe on either side of a Christmas tree ornament, and thought the idea of using the globe […]

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Colorful Little Crabapples on a November Day, “Unexpected Berries” Holiday Cards

Walking in the quiet of a winter day I see some of the most beautiful scenes, from my own back yard, to my neighborhood, town, trails and woods. I found these colorful little crabapples growing along the railroad tracks through the middle of town. My joy is to bring not just the scene but the […]

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Thoreau-inspired Winter Walks Holiday Cards

“Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up.” I realize that walking in cold temperatures and snow and ice are not what many people find a comforting thing to do, but I have always found the winter silence of the woods […]

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