CREATIVE TUESDAYS—AN OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS & A RED COAT

CREATIVE TUESDAYS—AN OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS & A RED COAT

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.

A 1950's Old World Christmas - Copyright Tracy Campbell

A 1950’s Old World Christmas – Copyright Tracy Campbell

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.”

“Mom, please!”

“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.


After all,

“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,

Tracy

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.

26 Responses

  1. It’s such a beautiful Old World piece Tracy, and I love the precious story that goes with it! I’d love a coat like that right now!

    • Hi Lissa, I knew you would notice the details on this piece. Thank you. I didn’t see your CT piece up. I hope to see another of your art designs up next time. 🙂

  2. Yes, a perfectly apt old world piece here, Tracy. Thank you! I love the reindeer’s lights. 🙂 And what a lovely story about the red coat. I can so picture it. Well done!

  3. Beautiful story, Tracy…and the perfect story for this time of year…and I have to tell you how amazing your art work is. It was always lovely…and it just keeps getting better and better…you are very gifted! Merry Christmas, dear lady…and have a very Happy and Healthy New Year!