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My mom and dad named me after this great Christmas song. Oh yeah, I love this time of year. Mostly because of the pretty lights and my birthday. Whoever said your blog wasn’t for self promotion and gratuitous posts. I accept all major credit cards and cash. Haha. Love you all, and Happy Holidays.

Performed by Nat King Cole

Written by: Alfred Shaddick Burt (April 22, 1920 – February 6, 1954)
Caroling Caroling

Caroling, caroling, now we go
Christmas bells are ringing
Caroling, caroling thru the snow
Christmas bells are ringing
Joyous voices sweet and clear
Sing the sad of heart to cheer
Ding dong, ding dong
Christmas bells are ringing

Caroling, caroling thru the town
Christmas bells are ringing
Caroling, caroling up and down
Christmas bells are ringing
Mark ye well the song we sing
Gladsome tidings now we bring
Ding dong, ding dong
Christmas bells are ringing!

Caroling, caroling, near and far
Christmas bells are ringing
Following, following yonder star
Christmas bells are ringing
Sing we all this happy morn
“Lo, the King of heav’n is born!”
Ding dong, ding dong
Christmas bells are ringing

Companion piece in acrylic paint

New Painting - in progress

As you can see, my latest painting on the right (Untitled) is part of a matched set with An Officer and a GentleSquirrel. I still have more work to do, but am posting them side by side for you to see what my intention is for this diptych. (3)

Glazing and texture


More work tonight (2). Still a ways to go, but close enough to start thinking about a title. Stay tuned.

Volume for drapes

New painting - in progress

More work done on the squirrel and background area. (4).

Victoria 11th Annual Gala Gallery Walk

Come enjoy a feast for the eyes and ears as well as the palate! Six of Victoria’s finest art galleries present Gallery Walk 2008, from 5 to 8 pm November 27th. There will be horse-drawn carriage tours of the galleries, all of whom are celebrating the season and the 11th anniversary of the Victoria Gallery Walk with opening receptions for their Christmas exhibitions.

There will be appetizers and seasonal libations for all our Victoria patrons, and roaming Christmas carollers will spread joy.

When: November 27, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Information: 250-388-0009

Gallery locations are as follows:

  • Alcheringa Gallery – 665 Fort St
  • Legacy Gallery – 630 Yates St
  • Mercurio Gallery – 602 Courtney St
  • View Art Gallery – 104-860 View St
  • West End Gallery – 1203 Broad St
  • Winchester Galleries – 1010 Broad St & 796 Humboldt St

The Squirrel emerges

New Painting - in progess

Bubble, bubble – it’s still in the pot boiling away. More work done. (3)

The dress comes alive

New Painting - in progress 

Bit more work on the face and hair. (6.5)

Little girl in green dress

New Painting - in progress

More time spent tonight (6)

The companion to An Officer and a GentleSquirrel


Worked on it a bit more today. (7)