For the past few years, I’ve made it a tradition to paint watercolor Christmas cards for my family. This past Christmas, I was told by many of my family members, mostly from my husband’s side, how they enjoy the uniquely painted cards.
Each card is different and when I started my new job, I decided to paint everyone of my staff a card. It was difficult but honestly after seeing the look of amazement on their faces was worth it.
I dabble in watercolor, it is not my best media, but I enjoy working with it for small things such as cards.
I’m always disappointed after Christmas as it feels as though the color has faded back to another long year of grey matter. I feel this the most when all of the Christmas lights come down. I decided since 2020 has already been a difficult year, I would take my mini paintings to another level and paint cards not only throughout the year for other holidays, but experiment with painting on glass ornaments.
I need some practice, however the methodical movement of carefully holding the ornament and placing each one of those dots was interestingly a stress reliever.
What I realized is the more I love me and practice self care, the more I love you and your happiness means the world to me.