Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Joyful & Bright


A great early door with old worn surface
adorned with one of my mother's wooly stars.

 The house has been festooned for the holiday, and we are ready to share with you some of our 
"Christmas Corners".

A wonderful old wool petticoat for those blustery winter days.
Not many people know that my dad is an amazing wood carver.
Here are just a couple examples of his Father Christmas'.
He does the carving, and mom and I do the painting.

     As I anticipate the coming Season, I have been casting back over the year that has passed, and am just so grateful. It began with me contemplating what to do with my work and the direction it was going, and being sure that I understand there is a plan for me put in motion by the Creator. When you work for yourself and your work is all about yourself, it can be very hard to just turn it off some times and take stock in what is around you. 

     So, here is a heart-felt greeting to all of you. Also, a huge "Thank you!" for all of the support and encouragement. I have heard from so many of you and it means so much. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a marvelous New Year!


Artwork by Karly A. Smith

P.S. I am still getting the hang of some of this tech stuff . Thank you for the lovely comments that I just found. 


  1. What a wonderful blog post and thank you for sharing a bit more about your family. Your father's hand carving work is wonderful. The visuals that you share today are very heartwarming.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Thank you for sharing your photos . . . As you mentioned ~ I didn't know your dad was a carver ~ and a great one at that! May you and yours have a blessed Christmas!
    Lori Ann

  3. so lovely! Merry Christmas to you too. Love your father's wood carving Santa's!!