Monday, January 9, 2023

2022 Review

Just a few of the things I made in 2022...

Watercolor Paintings and Cards

I made several sets of cards (upper left) that I gave as gifts to family members.  The gingerbread house was sent to my cousin who celebrates her birthday in December. The snowmen cards were the Christmas cards I sent out this year.  The cart with flowers was sent given to my mom for her birthday.  I painted and gave many more cards than pictured here.

The top two are more cards that were sent.  The pumpkins were painted just to celebrate Halloween.  The four circles were used as tags on Christmas gifts and the snowman and sled was framed and given to my mom to display for the holidays.

The boy fishing was painted in honor of my grandson catching his first fish last summer.  The scare crow, rocky stream, ice cream shop and patriotic cart were painted as seasonal pieces to be displayed in my home.  The little seahorse was painted and given to welcome a new family member.

Saw the bear silhouette and was inspired to create my own.  These were painted by applying a mask and painting the inside area to create the silhouette.  Pulling the mask off after painting was magical!  As you can tell, I was inspired to keep creating silhouettes.  I really like them all, but the fish with the colorful sky is my favorite.  Hubby wants me to create more silhouettes in a larger size to be framed and displayed in our home.

This was painted for a friend, inspired from her photo of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly.  It is 16x20 inches and the largest watercolor painting I have painted.

Crochet Blankets

We had a baby boom in 2022 and I made seven of these blankets in various colors.

Cross Stitch

The Rudolph ornament is a free kit from a very old Cross Stitcher Magazine.  The child building the snowman ornament is from Prairie Schooler All Buttoned Up and given to my grandson for Christmas.  I am stitching all of the ornaments from that design and giving one to my grandson each year.  The other ornaments are Prairie Schooler Christmas Favorites.  They were stitched and mounted on small planks Hubby cut from logs from the apple tree we lost a couple of years ago.  These ornaments were all given to family members for Christmas this year.  The Halloween piece is Costume Party by Hands on Design.  I stitched this on 32 count Silvermist Belfast with my own floss colors, mounted on a painted wood blank found in my stash.

Wow! I was more creative than I thought I was!  Thanks for coming along on my look back on my creativity during 2022.

Until next time,



  1. You are quite an accomplished painter Pam. So very pretty! I am glad to see you are still able to get cross stitching done despite your headaches.

  2. Love your painted cards , and your lovely stitching .
    Happy New Year.

  3. What a wonderful assortment of items you created in 2022, Pam! Your watercolor pieces are incredible especially those silhouettes. I'm with your husband about making them bigger and displaying them in your home. Hope the headache situation is better.

  4. My friend has returned to watercolors and she does her card, takes them to a copy place to be printed on heavy stock. She recently did that butterfly! Your work is wonderful, really really good. Enjoyed seeing them.

  5. A lot of nice projects for 2022!
    Your cards & paintings are beautiful.


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