Thursday, January 04, 2018

Watercolor Sunday and Saturday's Color: December 2017

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Don't we all wonder what 2018 has in store for us!  But for now, let's finish out the old year with December's Facebook posts.

My Watercolor Sunday posts on Facebook for December 2017:

December 3 (photo manipulation):
"It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready." --Sarah Kay

"How did it get so late so soon?" --Dr. Seuss

December 10 (photo manipulation):
"Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow;
they represent a gift of love given a long time ago." --Tom Baker

December 17 (photo manipulation):
"Christmas trees don't grow on trees; they need rainbows, lumberjacks,
and Leprechauns on unicorns playing jock jams on glockenspiels." --Ryan Ross

December 24 (photo manipulation):
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." --Roald Dahl

December 31 (photo manipulation):
"Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears."
--J.B. Thomas
(from Fiddler on the Roof)

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

My Saturday's Color posts on Facebook for December 2017:

(finished on 25 November, posted on FB 2 December 2017)
During this holiday season of meeting up with family and friends, I think about the adage,
"Make new friends but keep the old.  One is silver, the other is gold."  Yup.
(from my Vintage Patterns book)

(finished on 21 November, posted on FB 9 December 2017)
Do you see Christmas ornaments?
That's what I saw with this Mind Body Zen design,
all ready to be unpacked for the Christmas tree.

(finished on 30 November, posted on FB 16 December 2017)
Anything with red these days feels very Christmassy to me.
Of course, adding the "maize and blue" (GO BLUE) is a no-brainer.  :)
(from my Color Me Fearless book)

(finished on 9 November, posted on FB 23 December 2017)
Have you ever wondered what snowflakes would look like if they had color?????  :D
(from my Color Me Fearless book)

(finished on 3 April 2004, posted on FB 30 December 2017)
You know this is the time when we look back on the year,
so how's this for looking back to when I finished it on 3 April 2004.  HA!
(from my Celtic Designs book)

Another year under our belts...which now need to be tightened again, right?!



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    1. Probably mine, too, Marie, without doubt. Thanks.

  2. You outdid yourself with every single one of these coloring designs! And somehow I missed the purple snowflake on FB?? It is gorgeous.

    1. Thank you, dear sister! It's weird that you missed the snowflake but that's how FB can be. I wonder how many of YOUR posts I've missed. I did have to giggle about picturing snowflakes having color. I don't think I have ever considered that before! :)

  3. OMG...One is silver, the other is gold" from your vintage patterns book is AWESOME! My Fave!

    1. I love finding out the ones people pick as their faves, Robin, though I don't expect it. It gives me a smile. Thank you.

  4. i just love love your watercolour photos! i suspend disbelief and pretent they are real :) plus you had real sweet quotes under them... i'm almost sad that another year is gone now

    1. Most kind of you, Elaine. Thank you. The older I get, the faster the years seem to fly by. I can hardly believe it's now 2018. Seriously!

  5. For some reason I think this collection for the month of December looks more special. I love the designs and the windmills are fabulous. Another year gone by and now we are in 2018. IHVJ

    1. Some months DO seem more special...maybe because they are?! :) Bedankt, mijn vrouw.

  6. Lovely, as always and happy new year, or did I say that already. Our heat out twice and back twice since Jan 1. Tonight 7 to 12 below zero expected. I think we will again lose heat. Shiver! Your pictures all look warm to me.

    1. The "bomb cyclone" has really hit the East Coast, Ted, and I've wondered about you there in Connecticut. I do hope you can stay warm. Thankfully you have your wood-burning stove in that cozy family/dinning room!