Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Birthday Monday and a Christmas card.

Today is second Sons Birthday.
He has been such a huge help to me as I try to recover.
Plus he is the best chef ever. Indian food being one of his favorites.
ummmmmm mine too.
I am so lucky to have such great son.

Let There Be Cake !

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I have no idea why these photos came out so bad ?
I shot them three times and could not get the background white color right.

This year's card in the "Arizona Twelve Days of Christmas " series
is  a Prickly Pear Cactus.


 The back of the card
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 Really this is suppose to come out white and not beige .
I always add some information about what I have drawn.
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 I also made a Christmas Watson ornament to go inside.

I printed the cards and ornament instead of going to the printers.
So I had to print, fold, glue and cut each card. Plus I ran out of paper !
Oh My Goodness.
I don't even have a card.  I need to print up a few for my portfolio. 


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And just because I can here is you pretty to start the week.
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As I was cooking dinner at the stove last night I looked up and this is what I saw.
Light, lights and lights.

happy. . . parsnip
music. . . There's Still My Joy,  Indigo Girls
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I have several favorite  Christmas music that I have posted before.
Last year I found the above song that I have added to my playlist.
It is so beautiful.

I will post one more time before Christmas if you can't drop by then,
let me wish you now a lovely and wonderful Christmas.

cheers,  gayle and thehamish


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    1. Thank You.
      Do you have snow ? Will you have a white Christmas ?
      The way our weather is acting, New York is warmer than Tucson.

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    2. Looks like we're going to have a green Christmas, which I don't have a problem with.

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  2. Happiest Christmas to you Parsnip.

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    1. I know you will have a great Christmas in you new home .
      Merry Merry Merry.

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  3. And one of these brilliant cards landed on my hall floor this morning when the postman called. Gayle - I am full of admiration for your beautiful work. As for the lovely Watson - he is so beautiful. We went shopping this afternoon and decided it was time we bought a new Christmas tree. Watson will be put on the tree as a decoration in a prime position. I shall take a photograph and post it one day soon. Thank you so much.

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    1. You are welcome. Loved your card. Adams loved the gud dugs.
      I am glad it made it, I mailed it quiet a while ago .

      Merry Christmas.
      cheers, gayle and thehamish xxx

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  4. Hi, dear Gayle!

    I wish your son a very happy birthday. Mrs. Shady and I are fond of Indian food and I wish we could taste some that he prepared. Prickly pear are my favorite cacti. On our trip out west to San Diego last summer Mrs. S and I took pictures of wild pricky pear around Carlsbad Cavern, NM, and in your area on our way back east. I once tried my hand at growing containerized pricky pear but I overwatered them and they rotted. I have eaten the meat of the prickly pear and enjoy it.

    How wonderful that you immortalized dear Watson in a Christmas ornament! You have a gorgeous home and you have it decked out splendidly for the holidays.

    Merry Christmas to you and thehamish, dear friend Gayle!

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    1. My land has Prickly Pear everywhere. An Ocean of Prickly Pear.
      I love them. The blooms are tissue paper thin and beautiful colors.

      Merry Christmas.
      cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  5. Alway enjoy music by the Indigo Girls, our daughter introduced us to their music back in the 80's when she was in college in Athens, GA and got to see them perform live frequently.
    Love the card and oh my, a Hamish ornament, how wonderful.

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    1. I love that song.
      The ornament is gud dug Watson. this is the first Christmas without him.
      It is very hard.

      Merry Christmas.

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    1. My wish for you is Snow, lots of SNOW !

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  7. Merry Christmas Gayle.
    The Watson ornament is rather sweet, I like your prickly pear card as well, I enjoy your artwork when you share it.

    Diana

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    1. Thank You.
      I had to include Watson some way this Christmas. We miss him so much.

      Merry Christmas
      cheers, gayle and thehamish

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  8. Happy birthday to your son Gayle. And I do love that card with the prickly pear. Also the card with the square dog is wonderful.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and for the new year health and good fortune.
    Regards,
    Roos

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    1. One of my best Christmas gifts this year was finding your wonderful blog !


      Merry Christmas !
      cheers, gayle and the hamish

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  9. Love the Watson ornament! Cool cards too. Your artwork is delightful.

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    1. Thank You so much. it is what I do. hahahahahaha

      Merry Christmas
      cheers, gayle and thehamish

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  10. Happy birthday to your son!
    I received your card and was gonna send you a message, and saw this post. Thank you so much for your wonderful card! (I sent out mine last week.) This is such a pretty picture (love the colors!) of prickly pear cactus, and reminds me of yummy jam :-) I adore the ornament of Watson. What a wonderful way to remember him! Hugs to you and wish you a wonderful holiday xoxo

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    1. I hope you and the kitties have a wonderful Holiday.

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  11. Love the Watson ornament and all your lights. Happy Christmas to you :-)

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  12. Great son, great card, great pup. Happy Christmas.

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  13. Love those prickly pears. Merry Christmas!

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    1. One of my favorite cactus.
      Hope you a have a wonderful Christmas.

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  14. Merry Christmas, Gayle--an d hope your son had a great birthday!

    Your cards are beautiful. My Watson ornament is now hanging on our Christmas tree!

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    1. awwwwwwww I hope you have a lovely Holiday.

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