Saturday, November 16, 2019

Holiday Tastes and Scents: Peppermint

We have the house all decorated for Christmas (already) and now I’m enjoying Christmas-themed watercolor projects.

About this Piece:
Inspiration/Tutorial: Ellen Crimi-Trent (You Tube)
Paper: Strathmore Watercolor Postcards 140#, 4x6 (so I can use it in my scrapbook pockets)
Paints: Winsor & Newton Professional Permanent Alizarin Crimson and Holbein Pyrrole Red (gold splatter, W&N gold ink)

There are certain flavors and scents that always remind me of Christmas. For example, a tangerine at Christmas reminds me so much of my Mamo and Grandad’s house at Christmas—she always had the best tangerines during the holiday season. The smell of a live evergreen tree is another scent that I love at Christmas.

Peppermint is another scent and taste that I associate with Christmas. Today in my hobby room the fragrance of peppermint is coming from my diffuser.

I wonder what it says about me that, many times when I think of a Bible verse that is associated with my art piece, the passage that comes to mind is Psalm 103:5, “He satisfies my mouth with good things...”

But I also like the rest of that verse: “ that my youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” 

So there you have it.

#watercolor #peppermint #Christmascandy

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