6" x 6" watercolor
Christmas is magic. There's just no other way to describe it.
The way it makes people see the good in others when normally they might be shaking their fist and yelling obscenities at you when you *accidentally* cut them off in traffic.
How a corner of your home that receives the least amount of attention the other eleven months of the year becomes the BEST spot in the house, simply because that's where the Christmas tree stands.
How it compels you to make batch after batch of sweets and treats and force them into the unsuspecting hands of any neighbor or acquaintance you can find, calling "Merry Christmas!" in a loopy, sleep deprived voice while wiping flour off your chin, hands, glasses, shirt, hair, etc. etc.
The way it makes you think, for this ONE time a year only, when you hear Mariah Carey sing "All I Want For Christmas Is You," that maybe, maybe she's not all that bad after all. Maybe.
Christmas magic is seeing things, and feeling things, that the rest of the year you just don't. It's like being an artist with even more heightened senses. You become Super Artist. Master of Observation.
But most of all, Christmas magic happens when you see your child take in all of the lights, sounds, and smells of Christmas that you did when you were a child. It's seeing the magic written on their face, eyes wide and full of wonder, lips curved up in a permanent grin, with rosy cheeks and noses from waiting out in the cold for their turn to see Santa.
Christmas magic is hearing your child ask Santa for the smallest thing imagineable and being touched beyond belief when you ask him why he asked for that one small thing and hearing him say, "I don't need anything else Mom, but other kids might."
Christmas magic is seeing your youngest sit on Santa's lap. :) How cute is that?
sorry for the blurriness of this photo, just pretend you're running real fast past us :)
Christmas magic is being together with your loved ones and holding them close and feeling so thankful that you get to have them in your life.
Merry Christmas my dear, dear friends. I hope you're having a magical holiday season. :)
*this painting is part of my entry for Carrie Waller and my monthly painting challenge. She chose the topic for this month, "Believe" On Thursday I'll show you the other half of my entry. :)
Until them mis amigos, I'm off to spend the day at my son's school for all kind of Christmas festivus. :)