Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy 2014!

Family Dogs Greet the New Year 
Calendars are such a fun way to bring art into your office and kitchen and into your everyday. My family loved these personalized gifts, each with their favorite pup.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Have Yourself a Yummy Little Christmas

Traditional International Cookies - Soon to disappear among smiling family 
Although I love a colorfully frosted sugar cookie, these traditional treats melt in your mouth with vibrant flavors of lemon or almond and sugar and butter and delicious goodness. Mom and I took a community ed class to master these Rosettes (aka Krollettes), Norwegian Krumkakes, Italian Pizzelles, and Scandinavian Sandbackles.

I hope this Christmas finds you surrounded by family, friends, laughter, joy, warm bellies, full hearts and peace.

Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Merry ChrisMoose!

Merry ChrisMoose!

Watch out. It's a moose with mistletoe!

Meet Valfrid the ChrisMoose!

Valfrid dressed for the holiday in his favorite scarf. If he's like me, he received this classy creation from a talented knitter sister or aunt.

The name Valfrid means a Powerful Peace. I think that is perfect for the holidays and a fitting name for an 8 ft giant with a tender heart.

By the way, if you invite Valfrid to your party, he'll be there with bells on!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Read Me a Story

CBIG Art on Display!
Want a fun, free outing with the kids this weekend? Visit the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley, MN for a book reading of local artists.

This Saturday, December 7th from 10am to noon you'll hears the stories about some of the artwork surrounding you on the gallery walls.

Tis the season for sharing. So why not share a story with someone you love.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Fa La La Literary Tree

Oh Tannenbaum Tomes!
Should I decorate this tree with book lights?

You know you're a book lover when you build a Christmas tree out of old encyclopedias. These outdated books will eventually get ripped apart for crafty purposes (maybe greeting cards or jewelry), but I think they make for a distinctive Christmas tree today.

Thank you Pinterest. I find such good ideas there. 2014 resolution is to do more of those fun Pinterest ideas and bring more of that inspiration into my paintings.