". Arranged Words: Nearly There

15 Dec 2020

Nearly There


Hi everyone,

We've had some beautiful sunrises lately. Since the sun rises late these days,  I am usually up to see it.  Because my camera doesn't have a mirror in it, I'm not suppose to point my camera at the sun. But that's okay I like to savor the view.

 Aside: I can't seem to regulate the font size; it's either huge or tiny. All or nothing it seems. So today I am going with all. With luck it won't be too large for your screen. However, when I look at the preview the print looks small again, and that will mean the alignment might be off. If that happens, do forgive.




I stop for Madeleines.


  The middle ornament with the world circled in Hope (very fitting just now) says a Nova Scotia Christmas. My heart is in Nova Scotia more than usual this year. Sadly, there will be one less family member around the table there this Christmas. 

                                                                   
                                                             


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From the easel...

                                                                     
                                                            In the Foothills



               
                                                   Autumn Trail

 For ease of  framing and handling, I mounted this pastel painting on acid free foam core. My first attempt using linen tape was, to say the least, unruly.  Recently, I ordered spray adhesive. Later, I imagined myself outside in a howling winter wind spraying adhesive about. Perhaps I will wait for spring. (A framer...I am not.)


           These two paintings are happily winging there way to new homes.

                    

I received this glorious Quilling Card from my dear friend and an all around lovely lady, Joannie a few years ago. It will look nice in its new shadow box frame. 
 To quill, small strips of paper are coiled and shaped to create the design. The back of the card tells me, Quilling has been done since the time of the Egyptians. I assume the paper is then glued to the card, but I can’t detect a trace of glue. What a wonderful work of art.

                       Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year!


                                 And Happy Holidays too.
                           Stay safe and sound, lovely people.

                                       'Til Next time...

                                 Cultivate Your Dreams

Linking to Link Parties via my link party page. Thank you, ladies, for hosting.

48 comments:

  1. Beautiful sunrise, and love your artwork. The tree quilling is awesome. Never knew about quilling until I go a Cricut. Great tree.

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    1. Thank you.
      I didn't know about Quilling either until I received this wonderful card.

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  2. Beautiful photos!
    Thank you so much for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/12/kitty-at-zoo.html

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    1. Thank you, Sue.
      Many thanks for hosting.

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  3. I love sunrises but don't get to see them often being a night owl. It's going to be a different kind of holiday this year. Hopefully we will all have our health. I love seeing the products of your easel time. You have such a wonderful talent. And I have quilling on a list of things to do which I hopefully will get to in the new year. Stay well.

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    1. I love the quiet of the early morning. Even at the later sunrise hour of 7:30 am the world seems in a hush.
      Yes, health is the most important thing. My Dad always used to say, "If you have your health, you have everything."
      I've been painting quite a lot lately. Thank you.
      I am looking forward to seeing your Quilling.
      Be safe a well, Lorraine. Best Wishes...
      Thank you, Lorraine.

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  4. Beautiful sunrise and paintings. I do love quilling! But sadly am not patient enough for that craft.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. I do believe it would take a lot of patience, plus a steady hand. The card is so
      beautifully put together.
      Thank you, Dawn.

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  5. Dixie - the poinsettia with the ivy is a lovely holiday combination! I like the autumn tones in your paintings ... I have learned something new today - quilling. I have seen this type of card once or twice, but I did not know it had its own name! I do wonder how it is assembled if you couldn't see the glue! Thanks so much for linking up to Mosaic Monday!

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    1. Hi Angie,
      I didn't know about Quilling until I received this wonderful card.
      It must be glued, but even a clear glue often leaves a slight mark.
      The person who created this card definitely is a real master.
      Thank you.

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  6. Love the gorgeous sunrise and beautiful paintings!

    Happy Wednedsay, Dixie!

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    1. I love to wake up to pink skies.
      Thank you, Veronica.

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  7. I always have trouble with formatting on blogger. My blog actually needs an overhaul. Anyway, love the paintings and your Christmas card! So pretty!

    With Love,
    Mandy

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    1. Not sure why things with Blogger are awry, although the font appears large enough on my iPad. Gremlins in the mix, I reckon.:)
      Thank you, Mandy

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  8. Next year, I'll make an effort to see more sunrises. Merry Christmas.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  9. ...a beautiful start to your day! The Quilling Card is a delight, I've always want to try that. Thanks for the silver bells, Merry Christmas.

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    1. I witnessed a rare yellow sky the other morning too. A wonderful sight to see.
      Thank you, Tom.
      Merry Christmas. All the best for 2021.

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  10. Hi Dixie,

    What a stunning Christmas tree on the card you got! I love your paintings as well and the red poinsettia with ivy. Wishing happy Advent days.

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    1. I recently checked out quilling cards on line. What a wonderful array of cards.
      Thank you, Riitta.
      Merry Christmas!

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  11. What lucky recipients of the wonderful paintings! The quilled tree is so pretty, too.

    As for Blogger, I had some problems to day with centering but, I'm sure it will get straightened out eventually.

    I appreciate your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week! Thanks for joining us!

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    1. Hi Betty,
      Blogger has a few issues, or likely it's me. (Sometimes I admit this.) :)
      Thank you, and thanks for hosting too.
      Sending best wishes...

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  12. Beautiful paintings, sorry for your loss.

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  13. Two beautiful paintings. Anesha

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Anesha.
      Enjoy the weekend...

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  14. wonderful posting with your artwork, I love my painted pictures.
    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, hug Elke

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    1. Thank you, Elke.
      Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas.
      And Happy New Year too.
      Hugs Dixie

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  15. Beautiful sunrise. Madeleines are a nice treat! Haven't made them in about a year...hmmm...
    Your font looks fine to me but I only use my desktop PC for blogging and visiting.
    Lovely painted scenes, and a great looking quilled tree. I don't have the patience for that meticulous work:) Happy PPF!

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    1. Oh, Madeleines are so tasty. Sometimes I cheat and buy them at Starbucks. They make tasty ones too.
      Thanks for letting me know. The font looks so small on my PC, and fine, I noticed, on the iPad.
      Thank you, Linda.

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  16. Your photo is gorgeous. Your artwork is so pretty and I love how you use pastels. Yes there is a trick to paper quilling, a true form of art. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. I never expected to use pastels. Somehow I took a side road at watercolour.
      I love using them, and could (excuse the modesty) very likely get the top award for mess maker extraordinaire. :)
      Quilling looks so intricate and beautiful.
      Enjoy the weekend...

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  17. Hello Dixie. That's a beautiful sunrise picture. Your artworks are lovely. Autumn Trail is my favourite. And that tree quill looks very interesting.

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Stay well.

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  18. Luv your Merry Christmas card
    Happy PPF

    Much💗love

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  19. Thank you, Lin.
    Best Wishes...

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  20. Lovely paintings and sunrise. The quilled card is lovely. I tried it, but my arthritis is too bad to manage it. I would get glue everywhere. Have a super Christmas.

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  21. Ohhh! Just the other day I saw a sky like that, with ribbons of pink, so beautiful!
    The font is in a good size :D
    Merry Christmas!

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  22. Your paintings are lovely!

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  23. Have a Happy Christmas and stay well!!!

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  24. Stunning Poinsettias ! It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to gardening here at http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2020/12/garden-affair-petunias.html

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  25. Beautiful all. Love Autumn Trails! My daughter does quilling and she is coming tomorrow to bring me a present. I hope it is some of her quilling art work.

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  26. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2021

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  27. Sorry for "less family member around the table there this Christmas." ......

    Beautiful paintings As always.....

    Have a wonderful day

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Thank you and enjoy the day!

~ Dixie