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20 December 2010

Christmas and the Creating Becomes Challenging

A crazy busy week with another one to come! Are you going too crazy to be creative? Or are you creative in a different way? Shopping for the perfect gift is creative. Decorating your home for Christmas is creative. Juggling everything involves creativity. Or so I like to tell myself....but I do think it's true.

I did complete my pages for this week but it was a challenge. I had hoped to do more sketchbook pages and participate in some of the fun weekly challenges but time did not permit.

Monday: I have an extensive nutcracker collection (which I will post pictures of later this month as I have been loving the photos that some of you have been showing of your Xmas decorations). I tried drawing one for the first time...


Wednesday: Another nutcracker done in oil pastels...


Friday: Trying to capture a beautiful sunset I saw over water... (Unfortunately my watercolour crayons look totally washed out.) 

Saturday: I finally put my tree up. Lights only. (The blue are actually supposed to be white but white wouldn't show up.)

Sunday: My tree top angel.

I'm getting closer to having the house decorated (though boxes and mess still abound) and have finally even start shopping! I have such a love/hate relationship with this time of year. What about you? All organized and relaxed? Or like me? Hope you have a wonderful Christmas (if you celebrate it) and a Happy Holiday Season!!


  1. Wow you have been busy this week!!! Lovely sketches!! Your nutcracker sketch is gorgeous I would love to see it in colour!
    Normally I'm in a panic at this time of year but we seem to be organised. Although I have this nagging feeling I have forgotton something or someone!! Fingers crossed I haven't ;0)

  2. Hi Eva
    Great that you still find time to draw something everyday, with all the things that you have to juggle. Love the baubles!

    We are having an unusualy quiet Christmas this year. No cooking since we are going to a restaurant, and not many presents... Not much to do for me, which is something I am happy about. It could be more festive, but oh well, as long as it's a happy day...

  3. I am so impressed that you still find time to draw every day :)

    I love the furry hat on the top nutcracker... so cool. (I can't wait to see your collection!)

    I still have lots to do (and should probably be doing some of it right now) hee hee


  4. Morning Eva, been having a busy we too, but not a lot of art :( You did real well getting your sketches and house done :) Really cool Christmas tree angel. Today I have to do a real search for the box with our Christmas tree.
    Hope you have a Wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing your nutcracker collection :)

  5. I love the Nutcrackers. I would like to draw one before the holidays, but time is getting away from me, darn! I need another week! Good for you , you have kept busy drawing. that sunset is beautiful. xxoo

  6. I love Nutcrackers and you have drawn a great one! I also like the ornaments. They are kinda like zentangles. Have a Happy Holiday!!!!

  7. Love the nutcracker and it make me want to draw one as well. Well Done!

    You have been such an inspiration the whole year for the creative projects. I can't wait to see what's in store in 2011.

    I'd like to express my heart felt thanks for your support to my blog and my art venture through out the year. It's great to have a blogging friend like you.

    Wishing you and your family a Very Merry X'mas and Happy New Year!


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