Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Advent Calendar Tuesday 22nd December

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Big fluffy snow yesterday, that caused all sorts of transport problems. It came down so fast and everything just broke! Buses were stuck on hills, points on railway lines stopped working, tubes were delayed and stations were shut. I was on my way to my friend Clare's for a games playing evening so I persevered and got there eventually. We played Balderdash-a definitions guess the true one type of game. We also played Cranium which had something for everyone. It includes questions, charades and mimes, humming to guess a tune, drawing, and model making clues. It has the opportunity for budding impressionists to make their mark! The last game was Dingbats-far too difficult for me-you have to guess a phrase from obscure cryptic clues.
That is my car on the left and looking across the road you can see the lovely Christmas display of the opposite house. They are big on Halloween too. Under the tree are lots of those little German houses with lights in and a little train track runs around them.
I am doing a Suzi Blu class on painting Angels at the moment. This is my first one. I am not sure about her yet. I am painting it on a tall narrow cardboard panel that I found on the bin at work. Far too good to throw away. I think it is packaging but from what I don't know. I quite like her wings-I used modelling paste to make them.

12 comments:

Lori Saul said...

A beautiful painting Sarah- just amazing work. I love your snowy photos- we're finally getting a bit cold here in Northern California- no snow though. Happy Holidays to you and yours- I look forward to seeing more of your lovely paintings and fun posts in the New Year!

Kamana said...

i would love to learn to paint... one day.

i have really enjoyed your advent calendar. have a great christmas.

jill said...

Happy holidays and what a beautiful twinkling of snow falling down in your painting and pics. How do you do that?? The wonders that abound!!

Gabbi said...

Your street is lovely Sarah! I adore seeing a bit of Christmas from your part of the world. Also, your Angel is beautiful. I love the solemnity in her expression and the way you've rested her hand.

frayedattheedge said...

Hi Sarah - your angel is lovely - I wish I could do something like that!! We've just had breakfast, so looking at your picture behind the door was a mistake - I get decidedly queasy on rides like that!! Love, Anne

Renee said...

It is her face that is beautiful darling.

I almost starting crying when I saw her face.

Merry Christmas dear friend.

Love Renee xoxo

MARLOU B. said...

Hi Sarah,
Merry Christmas to you and your family !!!
Marlen

Allegra Smith said...

OMG Sarah, Balderdash and Cranium are our two favorite games here! We even bought a couple of years back the Special edition of Cranium. What fun, I wish we were closer to play together with our crazy friends. You should hear the definitions of some of the words from Balderdash!

Happy Christmas dear Sarah, may you find good health, love and peace in your stocking this year. Hugs from here with friendly affection and gratitude for your presence in my life.

Anne said...

Hi, Sarah! I like how your angel piece is coming! The molding paste wings are fabulous! Wishing you and yours a terrific holiday season and a prosperous New Year! :-)

Sharon said...

Hello Sarah, Wishing you a Merry Christmas and love the snowy spirit you give to your pictures. Your angle is going to be lovely with her textured wings.
Thank you for visiting me with nice words.

Liz said...

Your angel painting is beautiful! Sounds like you had a great time playing games!

Relyn said...

I love the way you take classes, work hard, and pursue your passions.