Creative Tuesdays’ theme is “An Old World Christmas”.
My Christmas scene includes a wooden reindeer on button wheels with a Mommy bunny dressed in a 1950’s-style red coat who is cradling her baby. That’s old world enough for me.
This scene also reminds me of my mother who I love and appreciate more and more the older I get. I don’t know how many more Christmas’ we’ll share, but I pray for at least another thirty years.
The red coat I painted also reminds me of a Christmas Eve from a very, long time ago.
“Please, Mom, let me open just one gift tonight.”
She sighed. “Only one.”
I snatched my biggest gift from under the Charley Brown Christmas tree. Off flew the ribbon, the paper, and the bow.
“Yippee!” I darted to the living room window and stared out into the dimly lit street.
The wind yipped.
“Can I go for a walk?” I asked, jamming my arms in the sleeves.
Mom shook her head. “Zip it up.”
“I meant, zip up the coat.”
I giggled. “Thanks, Mom, you’re the best.” I squeezed her waist so tight she gasped.
The side door slammed behind me.
Snow crunched beneath my boots.
The wind howled, making the falling snow swirl in a dance under the beaming street lights.
I ran my fingers down the side of the hood. Who cares if it’s fake fur, I love it!
With a frozen grin, I sprinted up and down the street for hours.
That red coat was the best Christmas gift I ever received.
Okay, it was the second best Christmas gift. The first was when I accepted God’s greatest gift, His Son, Jesus.
And since Christmas is a time for gift giving, here’s a gift from me to you—a free coloring page that you could color or paint to give to your mom or another special woman in your life.
“There are only two seasons of joy in a year . . . Christmas & Mother.”
But hurry, this offer expires December 31, 2015 at midnight.
May your Christmas be bright and merry,
P.S. In order to receive “better-than-Hallmark-quality greeting cards” in time for Christmas, the last day to order is this Thursday, December 10th, 2015 by midnight. Click the highlighted link and you’ll be swept into my whimsical shop. See you there!
P.P.S. For more inspiring art, visit Creative Tuesdays’ blog.
CREATIVE TUESDAYS–AN OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS & A RED COAT first appeared on Tracy Campbell’s blog.
Curled up in front of the fireplace all cozy and warm, I glanced out the window at new fallen snow. Bright, orange flames shot up our chimney lickety-split. Wood crackled and popped, while pine-scented smoke wafted all through our country farmhouse.
In just two days, Christmas Eve will have arrived, and then I’ll head off to church to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Did you miss me?
Come on, admit it. I won’t tattle.
Good. Now I can begin.
Today, I’ll present three Christmas cards to round out Tracy Campbell’s Premier Collection. Once you’ve finished gawking, I’ll reveal more about her artistic journey, and then—-.
Hee hee, you have to wait!
Drum roll, puh-leeze!
I present the final three greeting cards.