Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My little painting project

One of my best friends, Suzy, bought this tree shaped advent calendar for her three year old grandson, Jack.  Suzy brought it over to my house first and asked, "would you paint this for me, please...."  There was no whining or pleading involved, ha ha.  It is made out of pine and I first had to paint it white.  Trying to figure out what to paint on the front of these little 1 1/2 inch square boxes was a challenge.    One, could I execute the little paintings well enough on the not so smooth surface (a lot of ridges) and two, could I come up with 23 different scenes.  Once I got started, it was a labor of love even thou it took about three days.
 December 11th. 
 I wonder what was in today's box for Jack?
 A funky little Rudolf.
 A jolly Santa Claus.
A happy Snowman.
Meet Jack.  He was visiting this summer and I had a phone call from  Suzy to come over and see Jack.  So I jumped on my bike and pedaled on over to Suzy's.  She was on the phone most of the hour with a client so Jack and I had the best time.  He is quite the little chatterbox.  And I hear he is having a ball with his Advent calendar.   Merry Christmas Jack!


  1. Wow...that is so cool...great job. Looks like something that will be in the family with Jack enjoying it for years to come.

  2. Jack cannot wait every morning to open his "daily drawer" and discover the gift inside. Probably not too surprising, favorites include the stocking with his name on it and the Christmas tree. xoxo/Stacey