Whooppee! Just finished my first ever holiday painting. I was asked if I wanted to show a painting at the Holiday Reception for one of my volunteer organizations but the theme was The Holidays and the work was to have a holiday theme. I did not have a painting like this so I did what I do – I procrastinated! Well the Reception is this Wednesday so I thought I had better get busy if I was going to participate. Anyway I love the sparkle and glow from our tree at Christmas. I get up early, turn on the lights and just sit with Christmas music playing very low in the back ground. I am filled with a sense of peace. Here is my painting. I am happy with the way it turned out but was sure it was lost at several points in the process. I may procrastinate but I also PERSEVERE!