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: 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.