Sunday, December 12, 2010

Santa Appears

Today Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch is hosting Metamorphosis Monday. Be sure to pop over to her beautiful blog and see other transformations.

I started my project with a block of wood cut out in the shape of a Santa with a bag on his shoulder. ( my hubby took this pic with it flipped over)


Turned over I painted a European Santa with a green coat, fur and beard made with Dap Caulking in a can. I used the blunt end of an exacto knife to create the fur and the sharp blade to create the beard. I added little toys in his pocket and sack. Some of the toys were plain wood and I painted them. Some of toys were bought. I used oils and acrylics.
The finished product is below.


Each year I painted a different Santa for my collection. One year I did a Swedish Santa in the blue and one year a traditional Santa in the red.



They are sitting on a small cabinet in the dining room this year.



The red Santa is about 18 " tall and the green one is 16" tall.



Thanks for taking time to see part of my Santa collection. I'll be showing more this coming week.
I hope you're having a great start to your week!
Till next time!

13 comments:

Sharing Shadymont said...

I love all your Santa's! What a great idea!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

and again I wonder why you don't still paint!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

So pretty, and unique! Are you going to start painting again? You should!

Katherine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG ARE YOU TALENTED!!!
I really love those! Everyone is beautiful and unique! You should sell them, they really are fabulous!!!!
Love your blog it's so much fun!
Cindy

Sarah @ threeboys-home.blogspot.com said...

Oh my goodness! You are so talented, they are wonderful, and what a great tradition!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Rose,
Love your Santas. Your talents are far and wide my friend. You did a beautiful job. I love to paint these guys too and in fact today I am painting one on a vintage plate to add to my collection. I will be sharing it soon and my Santas in another post.
Your display is wonderful and I think you should paint again and join the SDP. We are about to change the society's official name and it is an exciting time.

In other news, I did go to LB yesterday after doing some research on line. I designed a chair (called Allegra) with a vintage fabric with floral to go with a love seat I will add in with a solid green. They coordinate beautifully. My stationary chair will be finished in approx. 6-8 weeks. Gives me time to finish the rest of the room.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are enjoying the day and so glad you had fun painting your newest Santa collectible.
Hugs and Blessings,
Celestina Marie

Shelia said...

Hi Ro! Oh, I didn't realize you were an artist! Your painted Santas are wonderful! You're so talented and I like how you've displayed them too.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sue said...

Like Shelia, I didn't know you painted! Your Santa's are adorable and so unique! Love how you used caulking to create the texture. You should start a little cottage business of your own! ~ Sue

very merry vintage style said...

wow your house looks like a model home... gorgeous! thanks for stopping by my blog

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Oh your Santas are wonderful. What a good idea to add a new one each year :)

Designs on 47th Street said...

Those Santas are really, really cute! You do a great job painting those!

Donna

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love them! What talent you have! I love the lighted branches coming out from the middle Santa. Great job!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

What talent you have! The Santa's look great!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin