Sunday, 18 December 2011

Merry Christmas from SimJaTa

A Merry Christmas to all in blogland. A week early I know but I plan to be busy practicing my drawing and painting over the Christmas season, and unless I think I have anything good enough to show you will probably be pretty quiet. Today, with the help of Shoo Rayner
I drew and painted this Christmas wreath, going to laminate and put it on the front door, again it is NOT my design but Shoo's. This is the first real picture I have used watercolour paints, and must say I did enjoy it I found it far easier than my time spent attempting to learn pencil shading, just not getting my head around that one at all. I only have a small set of waterpaints, so hoping Santa might be reading this and be kind enough to provide some more.

It is also the time of year when my dogs have been subjected to wearing the Christmas hats, see just how much they enjoy it? Anyway they too wanted (as I told them they did!) to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Hope all the crafters out there enjoy a break from awaiting the sales fairy visit, and she too comes back nice and refreshed ready to visit Etsy in the new year.

All the best to you all.

~Bags of Swank by SimJaTa~


  1. Lovely wreath Lynda, well done. And yes, it really does look as if the dogs are enjoying the hats. Hmmm, I wonder if Spike would tolerate one - very doubtful!

    Have a lovely Christmas too!

    Dawn x

  2. Yur wreath is lovely. Shame you are giving up the pencil, have you tried charcoal. I love that medium. I find it quite versatile.
    I agree your pooches don't look 100% happy with the hats do they. lol.

  3. Thank you Dawn.

    Yellowrose, I havent tried charcoal yet - afraid I will get in a real mess with that, it is on the list to try at some point though, I just cannot get to grips with the pencil shading thing at all.

    Yes the hats on the dogs dont last long.

  4. Happy Christmas Lynda & Doggies (love the hats!)

    The wreath is great and I am sure is going to look wonderful when laminated. Keep practicing with the pencils as they are a great medium when you get the hang of them. Have you tried Aquarelle pencils - you can blend them with water like paints to get a watercolour effect.

    Ali x

  5. Wishing you all a lovely Xmas and fantastic 2012...I am looking forward to seeing more of your pictures next year (I still can't believe it is the start of a new year Again!).


  6. The dogs look very festive we have yet to put the hat and flashing light, not sure how that is going to work, lol.

    Have a very Happy Christmas

  7. Great painting & very cute pic of Santa hat cuties! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your paintings as you develope.

    Also, Happy Christmas Lynda, I hope you have a good one.

    Jen x

  8. Aquarelle pencils are great as Ali says. Keep up the good work. Your dogs look wonderful in their hats.

    Best wishes

    Jan x