Happy Holidays! 🎄 Can you believe it’s December already, I can’t! I feel as if it was just last christmas searching for gifts and packing for our yearly winter vacation to Crested Butte. I can’t complain because the holidays are my favorite time of the year. Family bonding activities is what I live for! I get to spend Christmas in San Diego and new years eve in Colorado. Much needed vacation!
Lately, I have been working a lot in our businesses. My husband and I are currently working on renovating a 40,000 square ft building. It’s a couple of streets over the already trendy developed area of downtown Oklahoma City. Our goal is to develop the street and for this property we wish for it to be a one stop shop for creating a unique experience for okies and travelers alike. But while trying to renovate the whole building we are also trying to rebrand a company that pretty much came along with the building haha, it is a home decor/structural antiques shop. With the help of a marketing company we are renaming it Dead People’s Stuff “Architectural Antiques + Design”. We currently are renovating the shop space to make it a modern building on the inside but the outside will keep its rustic look. The store carries structural antique items shipped from England, St. Louis, Chicago and Europe. And with a re-grand opening in the works for next Spring 2019, we will be adding unique modern inventory as well. Currently with DPS occupying 20,000 sq ft of the building we see the opportunities for the rest of the warehouse to be either a restaurant, brewery, coffee shop, bar/tasting room, and/or event center. We are also putting together ideas for a shared office working environment where builders, interior decorator and designers can work and meet with their clients. I know so much going! A lot of my days are filled with meetings, computer work and clients. I can’t complain I love what I do but sometimes I need a little break from thinking about work. So my Saturday consisted of staying in my pajamas and work on my watercoloring skills. Watercoloring is something that not only relaxes me but let’s me stay in the present moment. I don’t have to worry about messing up and if I do then it’s part of the art I’m creating. I had a lovely Saturday evening; just me, my watercolors and Christmas movies. If you are looking for Christmas activities, this not only is a great activity if you have children but also if you want to gather your friends for a holiday wine & paint session.
- Canvas or Watercolor Paper
- Watercolor Paint
- Watercolor Paint Brushes
- Mason jar or Cup
- Paper towel or Washable towel
- Holiday Wreath Google image for reference or just use your imagination!
For my watercolor paintings I used a lot of reds, light green, forest green, and different shades of blues. Honestly I used my kindergarten or maybe it was first grade skills of color mixing to get the colors I needed. I started with drawing a big circle and started painting the red berries as a way to start the painting. I used a holiday wreath image to mimic the design but I also added different types of leaves to make it fuller.
Just remember to have fun, for us perfectionist out there we tend to want to make it perfect but art is not about being perfect. You can make holiday cards or put a frame on it and give it as a gift.
What are your favorite holiday activities? And what are your plans for these holidays?
Love you all!
Quote of the Day!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.” Mark Twain