If there is any month of the year that is underappreciated it is the month of January. The holidays have passed, the festive decorations put away, the nights are long and the days short, the temperatures can be frigid, and for some, cabin fever has set in.
I adore the month of January, especially here in SC, knowing that Spring comes early and I have plenty of warmer weather to look forward to. For me, this is the month to enjoy slowing down and taking some time to hibernate in the cozyness of my own home.
We’ve been spending a lot of time next to the fireplace in our den. The caramel wall color surrounds us with warmth (about now I’m rethinking my idea of painting it a lighter shade) as we enjoy evenings of reading, watching television or just “being”.
For winter decor throughout my house I’ve used mainly mercury glass and greenery.
I also jumped on the current pom pom bandwagon and made a small pom pom wreath for my mantle,
and miniature pom poms for a miniature tree.
I really am hoping for a little snow before the busy days of Spring burst forth.
Up next, I’ll be sharing this large clock face I created through the Farragoz online painting course. In this course (the link is on my sidebar) I’ve learned old world painting techniques using inexpensive homemade paints. Be sure to come back for that post because I’ll be having a very special GIVEAWAY!
Learning new painting techniques is so much fun and the perfect way to relax on a long wintery evening!