Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Twas the night before Christmas...

now how did it get here so fast? I'm not ready yet! On Saturday we got hit with a bad ice storm, which made going out very dangerous.I thought the roads were clear enough yesterday to do last minute things, but surprise! all my car doors have a half inch of ice, so I couldn't open them. Will have to try today using hot water. Well the good news is we finally are going to have a White Christmas after a few years of now snow. Now this is more like it!

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is taking time to watch my favorite Christmas movies, so I thought I'd mention some of them here.

First up, a new classic, Elf. It's hilarious, and something young and old can enjoy. Will Farrell plays an elf who goes to New York to search for the father he never knew he had. I've watched it every year since it came out.
(I can't seem to figure out how to put a link right on the images, I know I was able to do this when I blogged regularly..if you click on the titles though, it will take you to Amazon.

Another movie that's been my favorite is Prancer. This one stars a little girl who lost her mother, and lives with her father and brother. She finds an injured deer which she believes is Prancer. This movie is perfect to watch with your kids. There is a movie called Prancer returns which is also pretty good.

A classic, Miracle on 34th Street was redone a while ago, and I must say, I love the new version! I know people think the classics can't be improved on, but this one is pretty good. I'm sure everyone knows the story line, it's another great film for young and old.
Ok I will just come out and say why I prefer this version: Dylan McDermott. There, I said it.

This next one is for a more adult crowd as it's a romantic holiday movie, called The Christmas card..
It's not a well known movie and I came about it by accident, but what I love about this one is the wonderful scenery! If you love winter, snow, and log cabins, this one may be a nice surprise. It's about a woman who sends cards to the armed forces abroad. One of her cards ends up with a man who immediately is drawn to go find her.

I will leave you with 'The Christmas shoes'.  This is what I plan to watch later on today. If you haven't seen it, it's a sad story, but very well done. I'm sure you've all heard the song so you know the premise. If you haven't seen it, give it a try! The acting is good and you get caught up in the drama.

Other than watching movies, or  listening to Christmas music, I've been working on some seasonal ACEOs, my usual owl ones. It's fun to look back and see what I was painting a few years ago and how I've changed. Here are a couple of new ones that I like:

For the most part, 2013 was not a good year for me art wise, but I hope I can get my act together for 2014, and work through the times when I just don't feel like creating. No one expects to go through such a long drought when it comes to art, I guess the secret is to try and push through it, or maybe just make yourself at least work on backgrounds. I was doing this for the first few months, I just let it go too long, so needless to say I have a few dozen backgrounds in my journals for me to play with, lol!

Thank you for reading! I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, stay safe, and enjoy every moment. May santa be good to each and every one of you.


Linda Wildenstein said...

Merry Christmas and may you jingle til you tingle....see ya next year. Oma Linda

Magic Love Crow said...

Merry Christmas Betty ;o) Great movie selections ;o) There is one movie that I really enjoy and I forget the name of it! LOL! When I look it up, I will e-mail you ;o) Don't worry about your art! Your art is in your soul, you will never lose it ;o) I'm on the look out for Santa tonight ;o) I hope it's not too icy for him ;o) LOL! Will write back to you soon ;o) Hugs ;o)

Kathleen said...

Merry Christmas!
Most of the time, I like the original movies more than the remakes, too.
Sometimes a little time off helps the creative art juices to flow! Hope 2014 is a great art year for you!

Christine Bennett said...

Have a lovely and creative new year :-) I feel the same way about 2013 - the sooner it gets out the door, the better. Hope you had a great holiday!

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Fun movies, I have seen all except Elf! This year I bought the new version of Miracle on 34th Street and was given the original as a gift! Nice to have them both!

Beautiful new art, and pretty Monster High doll!

Merry Christmas!