I have a lovely group of women  that I used to work with for many, many years and we get together once a month for lunch.  It is such fun to go to lunch with them and still keep in contact even though we are all now retired.  This past Tuesday we had our Christmas lunch and for fun we do a Secret Santa.  I decided to do a little Christmas painting to give as my Secret Santa gift.

It started out as layers of various papers and words and then I painted over with some white gesso and pressed a stencil into the gesso so that it would add some texture.  Next I painted the blue background then the tree and the word Joy.  I added some sparkle to the tree because Christmas always needs some sparkle.  Now I have sparkle showing up everywhere especially my kitchen floor…..

So when the gift exchange began my good friend Vera picked my gift…so delighted it went to her!   I feel so very blessed to have so many wonderful friendships that came over the 32 years that I worked at BCIT and I look forward to lunch with them every month.


The flowers below the painting are made from coffee filters.

Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a beautiful and fun New Year!