Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Place to Dream, Sunflowers and Poppies

A Place to Dream, Sunflowers and Poppies
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Canvas
Daily Painters Gallery

It's quiet in the studio this evening, the pugs are already asleep and the Christmas shopping is finally done. It will be nice on Christmas eve day tomorrow to just breathe quietly and remember all the things that make this my favorite holiday. My favorite Christmas growing up was the year my grandmother gave my three sisters and I a huge box of art supplies. I was five years old. The color books, watercolors, colored markers and pencils were the closest thing to bliss I could imagine.

It would be nice to have another Christmas with my grandmother, but it's not meant to be. She was a woman before her time, smart, opinionated, and magically gifted with the needle and thread. Her eye for color and design was another gift she left to me, and her laugh and her intense love for me fueled my dreams.

I wish for you this Christmas someone in your life whose love and devotion carries you through difficult times. Whether it is a friend, a mentor, a teacher or a family member, it's easier to push through the hard stuff when you know there is someone on your side.
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