Sunday, December 14, 2008

Rock On

I bought this wooden rocking horse at Christmas Tree Shops for less than $5. This New England based chain of shops are a minefield of tchotchkes (dust collectors) from the sublime to the cheaply ridiculous, as well as a legit place to shop for a myriad of household/kitchen/picture frames/candles and similar items. Mostly though, you don't need to go there. Invariably, when I meet people who have visited the Boston/Cape Cod neck of the woods, what do you think they rave about? The History? The dunes on the Cape? Nope. They go on and on about what they bought at the Christmas Tree Shop. Don't you just love a bargain ; ) Stay tuned here, I have been tagged by Vicki Shuck, a versatile painter from the Pacific Northwest and I have some interesting new blogs to link. Check her out.

16 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Couldn't fix the glare :( sorry.

Paula Villanova said...

This is both fun and sweet...and you've made me realize it's been too long since I have visited a Christmas Tree Shop!!!!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

just gorgeous painting, thanks for the visit!!!!!!!!!!! I shall have a look around!

Katie May said...

Hey I am Christmas Tree Shop obsessed! I think I actually told you that in one of my very first comments to you. Anyway missed your posts. Glad to see this! It's really sweet. I love the color!

bonnieluria said...

What a joyous, fresh painting.
I'd never have thought of it as a subject for a piece but there you go.

I remember being at a Christmas Tree shop in the PTown area some years ago and loving the experience.
How much can you buy for 2 dollars.
( probably more made in China, going into the landfill junk, but it does work for the season)

Happy Holidays Mary.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Hi Mary, This little one rocks! Exhuberence and joy! Looks like me on a bad hair day! So glad your open studio was a success. I will be putting out my "open studio" sandwich board over the weekend and have a few planned studio parties for clients in Feb/Mar. Keep on painting/planning/showing through this recession! Very important for all artists to stay upbeat!!

Sandy said...

Oh I like this. Sounds like a neat shop to visit too!

artbymj said...

This made me smile :0) I know I've seen one like this somewhere, but you've really given him life!!

bh yoo said...

What a contrast with strong colors, I love this work.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

WOnderful - and what makes it even better is I think I have one of these. Love the strong colors -

Marian Fortunati said...

Wonderful as always..

It's such fun to read about your adventures .... Ain't life grand!

Happy Holidays.

Linda Blondheim said...

A charming and darling painting Mary. Thanks for sharing it.
Love,
Linda

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Yes! I agree with Jennifer B., too - we need to just keep working through all these doom and gloom days - not forgetting who we are, and nurturing our creative selves. This is a sweet rendition, Mary - I'm sure without the glare it's even better!

Lorna said...

This reminds me of how everyone to come to Ottawa, city of gloriousness, raves about BeaverTails---and of course, they're right. Who wouldn't want a beaver-tail-shaped deep-fried piece of dough with butter and brown sugar drizzled with lemon juice. The same people who love $5 rocking horses. And me.

Pencil Sanity said...

I love the subject and bright colors. Nice work and a fun blog to visit.

Lulabelle said...

what a fun, sweet painting! We have this same little rocking horse that comes out every Christmas. xoxo

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