Friday, December 13, 2013

Cardinal in the Snow - Holiday Card

So the season of 'snow envy' has begun ..... It seems each year when the skies turn grey and the cold makes me hide under electric blankets, and my energy levels drop and the Winter 'nesting' syndrome begins, I fall into the hope of seeing snow here in my part of North Carolina.

If I lived four hours west of my home town, I'd see more of the white stuff, certainly, but I do prefer the rolling countryside and the long days of summer and sunshine and milder temperatures of middle NC. STILL, there is something so hypnotic and calming, restive and quiet and serene about a snowfall, that I just can't help my seasonal plea!

And to make matters even better, WHEN we do have snow, it lasts a day or so -- rarely longer ... A very nice way to enjoy the stuff! LOL

So while I wait for those rare conditions to fall into place and snow finally falls, I'll sit at my art table and paint my wish for a powdery, white landscape ...



annie said...

So lovely, Lin...Perfect winter card...

Lorraine said...

Oh Lin, you who can paint snow scenes like this one has no need of real snow for inspiration but you deserve to see the real thing because you love it so!!

Such a gorgeous card Lin -- it's difficult to paint good snow scenes and this one is excellent. I love the blue trees and the red cardinal -- and the way you've painted the snow makes it a perfect landscape for both.

As Annie said: a perfect winter card. Bravo and thanks so much.