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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Hand Painted Ornaments

For those of you who have already seen these for the 'umteenth' time, thank you for your patience and understanding as I share with others.

Years ago, before my hands became so numb, I painted these wonderful ornaments based on a borrowed idea. I saw these ornaments that were painted to look like birch barked tops, and thought, Hmm, I can do that.

The paintings are some of the birds and animals that we see out of our own windows throughout the year. The Bald Eagle, Chickadee, Evening Grossbeak, Black Bear, White-tail Deer, White-tail Fawn, Moose, left of the Snowshoe Rabbit, the Cardinal and Cougar, are just a few. Yes, we have them all, and wish we could see them every day.

I hope you enjoy some of these gifts outside of your windows as well.

Merry Christmas and


Paula said...

These are so beautiful. You have so much talent in so many ways. Thanks for sharing them.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

What great talent you have. I can't even paint a flat wall.
These are beautiful!

Fred Alton said...

Dar, your paintings are exquisite! I would love to be able to paint again. As a teen-ager I studied Art in school for 3 straight years, plus took private lessons but have never produced anything near that quality! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Dar, Thanks for showing these.. I had not seen them.. They are gorgeous. That Cardinal is FABULOUS....

Have a very Merry Christmas.

Dar said...

Thanks all of you, for the compliments. I have a love for it, but never a lesson. It's inherited from my Dad who was a wonderful artist and writer...if I could only do him justice, it makes me happy. He was my teacher.

Suz said...

I never saw these before
and I am so happy that you shared them again
What beauty you have painted
your hands are numb..oh no
you are a gifted painted...
So much wildlife outside your door
what a delight
Merry Christmas dear friend who I wished was my neighbor

jack69 said...

I have come close to saying a bad word, this thing has started and stopped five or six times. But now that I am here I want to tell you that is a lot of bragging on the painting, and justly so. I love the personalization of the ornaments. I know the family look forwartd to them every Christmas. Lovely entry from the WILD country By the WILD ONE!

Love from NOrthCArolina

Cher' Shots said...

Great job Dar. We were so blessed to have Dad as one of our teachers, and to still have Mom as our other. Together they covered all the bases as they provided us with our wonderful childhoods.
'love & hugs from afar'

GardenofDaisies said...

These are beautiful! I"m so glad you have included God's creatures in your Christmas decor.

Ann said...

One Christmas eve, a pre Christmas eve service, we had a station to paint the baubles. I did one, and it is the same color as yours. I must look for it.

crochet lady said...

What a beautiful way to decorate your tree, with your artwork of animals and birds that live around you.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful ornaments.

Jacquelyn Stager said...

Just beautiful! You are so talented Dar!

imac said...

You are one clever lady my friend.
Real Arty work too.

Lucy said...

You have so much talent. No way could I have done that even when younger.