Beautiful morning

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I filled up the bird feeders and water my plants this morning. I also sprayed this image with varnish and took it’s photo. It is such a beautiful day. I am moving very slow whatever I do. Why do I have to hurry doing anything in such a wonderful sunny morning? I am going to make a cup of tea and eat a slice of cake from last night…and then I will go outside and see if the daffodils are coming out for the early spring display.


Acrylic on Supported Board.  6″ x 5″

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Christmas Tree

When I was a little girl, my father brought back a Christmas tree and talked about the Santa. It was a long long time ago in Japan. We were Buddhists and not much to do with the Christmas tree. But it did not stop my father from showing pretty thing to his daughter….me! We all decorated the tree together and admired the beautiful and colorful lights. It was such a beautiful memory. When I paint those colorful ornaments, this memory always comes back and make me smile. This might be the reason why I paint so many ornaments….especially this year.

Acrylic on gessoed board. 5″ x 7″


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Quiet Thanksgiving day

We are cooking since early morning. We are not hurry but rather enjoying tasting and looking the dishes we are making. I am also painting. So I do not know when all dishes will be ready, but it is fine with me. This Santa image is the one I just finished. I am going to paint more ornaments and bring myself into more Christmas moods.

Acrylic on supported gessoed board.


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Beautiful Day

I painted some ornaments for Christmas presents. Unexpectedly a few were sold….so I painted more. I thought that I would be bored after a few paintings with same objects. But surprisingly I am still having a fun to play with those glittery objects. Since I am off from school the rest of this week and do not have much to do, I am going to keep painting more Christmas images.

I went to the grocery shopping this morning for Thanksgiving dinner. The roads and stores were crowded and people were busily moving. I got enough foods and sweets for this week, I will not step out from our home for a while and enjoy the beautiful days quietly. Yes..outside is gorgeous.

Acrylic on Gessoed board.  5″ x 7″

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Christmas ornaments

We used to have a beautiful Christmas tree every year when our child was little. Since she is now grown up and has her own place, we no longer set up a tree any more. Partially because we have three cats…very active cats and setting up a tree is a kind of not safe. But I  still love to see those beautiful ornaments here and there in our home. I took them out from the boxes and place wherever I think they look good. Even painting them is fun. I have three more ornaments painting started on my desk. I love this season of the year.

Acrylic on gessoed board.  5″ x 5″


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On the way to school, I turned on the radio…Christmas music! Isn’t it too early…I thought. Then I realized that I have been painting the Christmas images for at least a few weeks. I laughed at myself. But Christmas is colorful and fun. I guess that everybody like to enjoy much longer than it’s season.

Acrylic on supported board. 6″ x 6″

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The Christmas ornaments are colorful and fun to see any time of the year. If you look at them carefully, you will find most of them have cute expressions.

Acrylic on Gessoed board.  5″ x 6″

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