Friday, December 05, 2014

:: December Happenings ::

 Last Saturday … the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, the annual Holiday House Bazaar once again opened the doors to start off the Holiday season.  This is usually the only event I participate during the year and its always something I look forward to.  I love that old friends drop by and I have the opportunity to make new friends.  Such fun !

This year the traffic seemed steady from the time the doors opened and vendors were kept busy until the doors closed.  Aside from all the many items for sale the community hall (where the bazaar takes place)  had a small menu where you were able to buy some soups, sandwiches, salads and coffee.

The fun day was topped off when the two paintings  below sold.
The top painting has always been a favorite.  This is a very poor photo, but even so, I love the light on the water.

The one thing that I wanted to capture when I painted the two paintings below was the light.  Finding a way to paint how I saw a particular moment.  Was it a cool day or was it a warm day, where was the sun at?  Was the wind blowing … all things that make a painting memorable to me.

Hope your December is going as well as mine is ….

Mail Call, 8"x 10" oil, © Nancy Van Blaricom

Early Morning Light, 8" x 10"  oil, © Nancy Van Blaricom

My booth is up on a stage where I can look down on a number of different vendors and customers.
A good time was had by all.  :-)


  1. So glad that you had a good turnout and sold 2 of your paintings - they are beautiful.

  2. Thank you so much Deb. Working toward the bazaar really got me moving around the studio ... nice to now relax and work on another large painting I've been thinking about. Thanks again Deb for stopping by.

  3. I remember seeing those two paintings a while back when they were first done. How lovely they both are!! Congratulations for the sales and yes, that water is just perfectly gorgeous!!

  4. Thank you Donna. Makes me feel I'm on the right track with the land and seascapes. Thank you so much for dropping by.

  5. What a fun event, these markets are always bustling this time of year. Its wonderful that you sold two of your paintings, but no surprise as they are lovely.

  6. Thank you Jeanette for taking the time to reply to my blog post. (I know how very busy your are with working, teaching and your own art projects). This is always a fun event. Maybe I enjoy it so much because its the only event I do. But, it is just so much fun to see people I only get to see once a year or those who have purchased once and then come back and I recognize them and can genuinely say 'how nice to see you again'.
    Thank you so much for the nice compliment.
    Happy holidays to you, Tripod and the rest of your family. :-)

  7. Congrats on a successful bazaar! Your sea-plane painting is exceptional! You really captured that sparkle of the water! No wonder it sold!!