Barbara Gillis Joines Fine Art

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Blue Holiday

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Nutcracker in Blue     6x6  Original Oil on Museum Quality Panel     SOLD

In honor of my bluegrass Kentucky roots, I usually put up a separate blue Christmas tree.  Due to a chaotic life raising two young boys, that didn't happen this year.  So, instead I pulled out some of my ornaments and this one "urged" me to paint it.  I guess he was feeling left out :).

For some, holidays evoke a case of "the blues".  "The blues" may be nudging us to remember lost loved ones, unfulfilled dreams, or our own lonely hearts.  I always wondered, however, why they call it "the blues".  In my opinion, blues aren't all bad.  Beauty lies in blue, such as in blue skies, blue waters, blue eyes, bluegrass (right, my Kentucky friends?), blue peacocks, blue butterflies, and even blue nutcrackers:).  See, there are always two sides to every argument!  So, if "the blues" have snuck into your heart this holiday season, allow the beautiful side of blue to surround your heart in 2016!

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