Monthly Archives: December 2020

2021 inspirational watercolor calendar

Coming this week! Just in time to ring in the new year 🔔 My 2021 inspirational watercolor calendar is being printed and put together by my friends at Mail-N-Copy. I am really excited about sharing this new calendar with you along with a new fun idea. As you are enjoying my calendar throughout the year I will be posting love, fun ideas, and inspiration on Instagram @thruthepaintbrush so we can share this year together.❤️



Advent day 25

Merry Christmas! May you all be blessed today on this beautiful Christmas Day ❤️

I have created a coloring page for all ages from today’s advent painting of baby Jesus and would love to share it with you ❤️

You can also find a PDF available for download on my home page.  I have truly enjoyed these 25 days of posting daily advent and I hope you have enjoyed them too ❤️


Advent day 24

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there……only I hung the stockings up there on a old fence picket that I threw together with some nails for hangers and since we don’t have a chimney I stuck them all above the shoe shelf by the front door and even though none of our stockings match they all have there own memories and we love seeing them year after year. Here’s to wishing you a merry Christmas Eve filled with love and tradition

Advent day 23

Advent day 23 is all about Christmas bells! I am trying to focus on remembering the reason for the season. ❤️

Below are some of my bells 🥰 at home.

Ding dong 🎶 ding dong 🎶 Christmas bells are ringing🎶

Ring Christmas bells 🎶
Sound far and near 🎶
The birth of Jesus is here! 🎶


Soon we will be ringing in the new year and I have created a 2021 inspirational watercolor calendar and I will be sharing weekly inspiration throughout 2021.

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Advent day 22

Advent day 22. For today’s advent fun I took my kids old sled that is battered and worn and decorated it for Christmas. I used some branches I set aside while Christmas tree cutting added some ribbon, rope, and old bells and I think it turned out great! 🧶🛷❤️ ‏

Advent day 21

Advent day 21. It is the first day of winter and only four days til Christmas! Are you ready? Are you done shopping? I’m not I need stocking stuffers, holiday food, Christmas napkins and more. My head is kinda spinning at this point 😜

The one thing I don’t need is cards since I make them myself. If you live in my area and still need a special card or two I have plenty and since it’s only four days til Christmas I am offering 40% off for the rest of the countdown! You can stop in Dandelions & Rust or Thistle in Wellington and show them this post for 40% off all my cards, prints, and even my advent card sets to add a little extra decoration to your home. Check the shops for their hours this week❤️



Advent day 20

  • Advent day 20. Your never to old for a snowball fight! Mitten weather is upon us so put on those mittens and make some snowballs and get to throwing ❄️ if you don’t have snow make your own out of old socks stuffed with cotton balls and have a snowball fight indoors.

    ❤️  Since it mitten and sweater weather I had to include this darling sticker made by @the_lilac_crayon

Advent day 19

It’s present wrapping day 🎁 Are you ready to wrap or are you finished already? Do you have your shopping done? Are you fully stocked with paper, tape, boxes, and ribbon? I am all over the place when it comes to wrapping. I wish I was organized enough to wrap gifts when I get them or finish making them but I’m not. I buy gifts as I find them and I just hide them all over the place until right before the big day then it’s a massive project.

 This year I am starting today and will wrap some each day this way I have 6 days to get it all done. Thanks to my advent reminder I even have some gifts under the tree this morning 🎄Evert year I use my bed as a wrapping station so I can close the door, spread out and keep gifts a secret. Happy wrapping everyone ❤️🎁💚

Advent day 18

Advent day 18! Christmas lights can really make this season magical. Sometimes late at night or early in the morning I like to sit and just enjoy the Colorful lights in my house ❤️ I keep my outside lights on a timer so when I come home after dark the magic is there just waiting for me 🥰 I plan to go out for a drive tonight with my family, drink hot cocoa and look at Christmas lights in Fort Collins and a live nativity or two. There are some great Christmas displays this weekend. 🎄If your out and about look for me I will be the one in the reindeer mobile #adventcalendar #adventcalendars #adventcalendar2020


Advent day 17

Advent day 17 shares a wonderful Christmas tradition sending friends and family a Christmas card 💌Today I would like to send you a Christmas card from my art studio. All you need to do is head over to my Instagram page @thruthepaintbrush 📫Follow me. 📫Like today  post 📫Tag someone you think might like a card too. (I will mail out Christmas cards up until Christmas 2020)❤️💚

Here is my little studio complete with my outside kitty cats who love to hangout with me when I am trying to get some work done.