Saturday, June 25, 2011

Santa's Workshop Has Been Busy

This lone elf has been cranking out more new Santas this week.  Here's a peek at some of my Santas with a little bit of a new look for 2011.  However, next week I'll be helping with VBS at my chuch and one of my granddaughters will be here for the week.
Better enjoy her while I can.  She will soon be to old to attend VBS as she has done each year since she was three years old.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Introducing First of 2011 Santas

Finally, I've completed the first batch of my 2011 Santas!
These are all hand painted on cypress knees.  For those who aren't familiar with cypress knees, they are part of the root system of the cypress trees that grow so plentiful at the edges of lakes and bayous in the south.  The "knees" pop up out of the water at the base of the tree.  Once the tree has been cut for lumber the "knees" are just useless.  That is until someone like me takes God's wonderful creation and gives it new life such as I did in creating my Santas.  Visit my website, to see more.

Here's a glimpse of before and after.
Before (actually "during" because I've already primed and basecoated)