It has been so long now that I can't even remember when I had the fat idea to paint a canvas tree skirt by Catherine Holman.
It seemed like a great thing at the time. I was in the thick of folk art painting and the pattern was by one of my favourite folk artists. She has subsequently specialized in cupcakes....my kind of woman! In the day, I even took a course from her in an effort to ape her fastidious style.
So, it is now 2012, and this is a picture of a picture of the fabled tree skirt
These are a few more of the pictures in the packet that would be used to complete the project.
This is a photo of what has been completed to date and shoved under the tree, for more years than I can count, with the unfinished portion well to the back!
This the paint that is required to finish the project. It's in a Christmas cookie tin that hopefully brings seasonal inspiration.
This cannot be put away one more year without at least the skaters on the pond! My eyesight is not getting any better, which by the way, might explain why even Catherine Holman is making BIG cupcakes.
I'll be at the dining room table in the full daylight...see you next Christmas! :)