Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Homemade Christmas

This year, with the economy as tight as it is, I decided to make Christmas as much as I could. I got busy making quilted potholders for my kids and turned my family room into a sewing factory with my sewing machine, strips of cloth and batting strewn everywhere. What a mess! But I ended up with a dozen potholders that didn’t look too bad.

Along with a disc of family history stories from ancestors on my dad’s side of the family, I painted two of my grandsons for two of my sons. I think they turned out pretty good.

This is my version of my youngest grandson before he was a year old. We were camping on the Mogillon Rim.

This is what he really looked like.

This is my oldest grandson. He'll be 12 in Feb, but here he was around 10.

Here's the pic I used. We were in Old Tucson enjoying Spring Break a few years back. You can see in this photo he is missing a tooth. I used artistic license to give him a full set.
You can definately tell that my watercolors are not photos, but hey, not too bad for someone without an art degree.


johnsonteammom said...

I think they are lovely. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing with your ANWA sisters. Stacy

Marsha Ward said...

Very, very nice, Tina. I'm assuming your sons liked the portraits?

Monique said...

Beautiful! Wish I could paint like that! Thanks for sharing.

Susan G. Haws said...

I wish I could paint like that. Those will definitely be family treasures.

Anonymous said...

Great paintings. What a blessing you have with your art.
Barbara B

Kari Pike said...

beautiful paintings Tina! What a lucky family! You are gifted with so much talent! Happy New Year!

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C. K. Bryant said...

Holy SMOKES, you've got talent, girl. Those are amazing.