Santa’s Got Color

I painted the sculpture of Santa that I did a while back. I was nervous about painting him, because I never did it before. I bought some Golden Fluid acrylic paints because my daughter recommended them. Being liquid, I don’t have to add water to get it to spread and I don’t want a thick layer of paint. I want the texture of the sculpture to show through. I’m not saying that adding water would make the clay dissolve, but I didn’t want to take any chances.

Slide the arrow to see the sculpture before and after painting.

Poem: Snowy Descent

Snowy Descent

by June Nash

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Trees glistening laced in white

Fills our senses with delight

Down from sky flakes softly drift

The sky grants this special gift

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First snow fall tends to amaze

Delightful glee on wintry days

Gazing at soft fluffy flakes

Start of Christmas spirit makes

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Skate in figure eights on ice

Laugh when falling once then twice

For hot cocoa come inside

Snuggling by the fireside

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While pure white snow gives delight

Old Jack Frost gives nasty bite

Wintry days are fraught with cold

As time winds on it gets old

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Shoveling for the 13th time

Scraping windshields swathed in rime

Feet slipping on patch of ice

Dreams of tropics sure sound nice

Poem: Black Friday

Black Friday

by June Nash

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Well fed, next morn venture out

Along the Black Friday route

To buy gifts that kids don’t need

Buy, buy, to be done with deed

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Need to get all the gifts bought

So our nerves will not be fraught

Come Christmas Eve under tree

Merry Christmas, it’s not free

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I love to shop!  I will be out stimulating the economy the day after Thanksgiving.  I will not start until Friday.  I do not want to be the cause of people having to work on Thanksgiving.  I understand that some people must work.  Their jobs are essential.   I.e. police, firefighters, nurses, etc.  Retail is not essential.  I prefer to let those poor workers enjoy a day off with their families.  Beside, I plan on enjoying the holiday with my family.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Don’t eat too much!

Poem: Thanksgiving Day Welcomes Santa

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Thanksgiving Day Welcome’s Santa

by June Nash

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Morning parade starts the day

Welcome Santa, won’t you stay?

See us through the end of year

Help us forget days draw drear

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This season starts with a feast

Cheering on first snowy beast

Giving thanks for big and small

Thanksgiving Day starts it all

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Anxious for that special day

When under tree gifts you lay

Help us forget days turn cold

As brisk winter winds unfold

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Stay with us through Christmas night

After that we’ll be alright

Tired from fun parties bring

We’ll hide inside until spring

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Thanksgiving Day will be here soon.  This to me starts the celebrations leading to Christmas.  This is a great distraction from the change in weather here in Michigan.  We are so excited about the holiday, we don’t have time to worry about the cold winds and coming snow falls.  

Poem: St Nick Stuck

Merry Christmas!  This is my dog Lexie sitting next to my Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
Merry Christmas!
This is my dog Lexie sitting next to my Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

St Nick Stuck

There is an old man named St Nick.

Whose middle has become quite thick.

Down the flue he drops.

Then suddenly stops.

Eat too many cookies you’ll stick.

June Nash

If Santa got stuck in your chimney last night, be a sport and help him out so he can finish his deliveries.

Merry Christmas to All!