Monday, December 2, 2013

Craving for snow

Unbelievable how fast time is flying by! It's winter already and I'm trying my best to feel the holiday season vibe (which personally is so not easy to do when living in a snowless place). Having been raised in the continental part of Russia, I crave for snow every year when the jingle bells start to ring. That being said, here's my top three to boost the holiday mood:

1. Watch "snowy" movies.
2. Go to Pinterest - an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
3. Last, but not least: if you can't have it, paint it!

When I was little, my grandfather would hang self-made bird feeders in front of the kitchen window. The winters were cold so those feeders would get pretty busy. Watching birds kept me entertained for hours, especially when beautiful bullfinches were coming over. They were my very favorite.

Another cute bird that reminds me of snow is Cardinal, which is more common in the US.

Both of these paintings are available on my Etsy shop. It's time to stock up on Christmas gifts! Consider giving original bird art this holiday season!


  1. Beautyful red birds. They fit the season!

  2. Love both your birds - they have such character.

  3. Delicate and beautiful watercolour!

  4. HAPPY CHRISTMAS Maria ! .... both paintings are delighful

  5. You have painted the birds very nicely and it is looking like these birds just love snow. The color selection is very good, specially the red and pink one.

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