Sunday, December 6, 2009

New Paintings!



This is such a hustle bustle time of year! I hope everyone is able to at least take a few minutes to enjoy the splendor of the season~We have just about every old classic Christmas movie there is and that is our time to relax and take it all in. We like to watch a couple a week with candles, Christmas lights and snacks. Sometimes I sneak in a little wrapping while we watch! We all laugh at the same old silly or corny things each year. Most recently we watched our VHS of a 1963-64 Judy Garland Christmas Special with Mel Torme and Jack Jones. It was filmed shortly before she died. I love Judy Garland, but it is sad to see how messed up she was during the filming of this show. When she sings The Christmas Song with Mel Torme, she sings, "and every Mother's child is gonna spy...to see if rainbows really know how to fly.." It is sad how Mel tries to cover up for her. My kids especially enjoy the commercials that aired then, particularly the cigarette commercial about how Pal Mals are like a "breath of fresh air and satisfaction"! My how times have changed! What are your favorites?

Here are a couple of paintings that I just listed. If you have a kitty, you can relate to the first painting, "Guilty Kitty". The second painting is another Saint Lucia one. I love that tradition! I wonder if I could get my 21 year old daughter to get up early and serve me coffee and buns like that soon! Have a great week!

10 comments:

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Cris! Your new paintings are wonderful! Love the guilty kitty! I enjoy watching all the Christmas movies and shows too. The movie White Christmas always puts me in the holiday spirit. Have a great week! :)

Laura Beth said...

When are we going to have time to watch the rest of our Christmas Cheer movies? ^_^

Micki said...

Your new paintings are great, We took some time out and watched 2 Christmas films the other day too.
Although we still havn't decorated yet...oops!!

Micki x

MyBlueHeaven said...

I love the kitty's guilty eyes. Dad has Christmas music on constantly.

The Vintage Sister said...

Too funny! I loved watching the old movies we taped from tv because of the commercials...we had Christmas Story with the Milk Bone commercial. The one where the dog arms are shaking the box of bisquits? Then my sister took it to college where someone taped over it.
Pal Mals! My dad used to send me to 7-11 with a note to sell me cigarettes, gasp.
Love the new paintings!

Abril Andrade said...

hi girl miss seeing your work in Find Folk Art, i always loved looking at your new stuff, i hope your doing good.
Abril

Jenny Carter said...

Love the paintings, hon. I want to send you a christmas card,but dont have your address anymore. I did not want to send one to your sis and mom without yours...lol Not fair..so send me a note with your address.

Geri said...

Hi Cris! just wanted 2 wish u and yours HAPPY HOLIDAYS;)

Amy Sullivan said...

~Merry Christmas Chris !~
I just wanted to pop by & let you know how much I love my painting & I bought it last year. "Snow Day"~ it is hanging by my Christmas tree & is the perfect touch !~I have posted pictures, but,I need to do a few close ups of your painting next to the tree~
~Happy New Year!~
xxx~amy~

Amy Sullivan said...

~Merry Christmas Chris !~
I just wanted to pop by & let you know how much I love my painting & I bought it last year. "Snow Day"~ it is hanging by my Christmas tree & is the perfect touch !~I have posted pictures, but,I need to do a few close ups of your painting next to the tree~
~Happy New Year!~
xxx~amy~