Winter Fun!

Do you remember playing in the snow as a child? Making snow angels? Sliding? I do. We had so much fun on our little backyard hill. Dad also made a small rink for us to skate on. Such fun!

I wanted to share my latest painting project because it reminds me of fun winter days. Do we take them for granted? Do we wish the season away too fast?

winter fun

(Design by Jamie Mills-Price)

When I look at this painting a few thoughts come to mind.

Painting relaxes me. We have too many stresses in life. Relationships, finances, jobs, health issues, etc. How do we release the stress? I do it through painting and writing. I love to pick up my paintbrush and get lost in bringing a picture to life or creating a scene in my novel that grips me until I finish it. What’s your outlet? We all need one.

The details make the picture pop! To create the finest details of this scene, I had to use my liner. It helped bring clarity and life to every inch of this winter wonderland. It made me think about how the small things in life are very important. They bring a smile to our face. Let’s remember this!

To have FUN!  Life is too stressful and we need to take moments to just have fun. How about we do something we haven’t done in years? Make a snow angel, build a snowman or fort, or how about a snowball fight? Wanna join me? Let’s go!

This winter why don’t we look for the child in each of us. Go back to our childhood and the simpler things in life. If we do, I believe it will relieve some of our stress!

See you at the nearest snowbank! 😀

How do you relieve your stress? What’s your outlet? Share with us!


  12 comments for “Winter Fun!

  1. Diane Spearing
    January 20, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Wow Dar you are so so gifted. My newest way of distressing…I find an alone place and I close my eyes and I just sit quietly and I ask God to hold me. HE DOES!!!! It is incredible the journey I have been on and have completely and totally found God!!!!! He truly does meet all of my needs!!!

    • January 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      That’s an awesome stress reliever! One we should all practice. Thanks for sharing, Di.

  2. January 20, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Love the painting!!! If you need to ship it somewhere I’ll send you my address!!! I clearly remember sledding down our sloped driveway as a child. We don’t get a lot if snow here in the south, but when it did we enjoyed every minute we could. Writing is a definite stress relief for me. If my stress level is too high riding my stationary bike or walking on my treadmill does the trick. Great post, Dar. You made me reflect back to those cold days in the snow when I was a child!

    • January 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks Loretta! I loved sledding. I just hated the walk back up the hill. LOL! 😉 Those are great stress relievers too. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Lois McGibbon
    January 20, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Beautiful winter picture, Darlene. You are so talented, like your Mom and our Grandmother Hubley. My grandaughter and I just spent the morning at the warm therapy pool at the Civic Centre in Sussex where she is learning to swim. To be beside the wall of windows and so cozy, warm inside made me think we were in Florida. Who needs a plane ticket south to have fun! It was very relaxing!
    Thanks for your posts!

    • January 20, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Hi Lois!! Thanks for your comments. I like your warm therapy. Sounds soooooo relaxing! 😀

  4. Julie LeBlanc
    January 20, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I really enjoyed this, Aunt Darlene. Your painting is incredible! Winter is definitely my least favorite season of the year ha as I hate the cold weather but you reminded me of all the fun activities and memories made only in the winter months! Yoga & reading are my favorite ways to release stress.

    • January 20, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Thanks, Julie! xo Those are great ways to relieve stress!

  5. Valerie Miller
    January 21, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Such a beautiful painting Darlene!! I remember very fondly those days of sliding down your backward hill!! What great times we had. I was just telling my youngest, David, last week about all the fun we had sliding and skating; building forts. We couldn’t wait to get out of school and be outside playing in the snow!! My go to de-stressers are yoga, reading, and believe it or not, house cleaning with the music playing LOUD!! haha. It is so nice to be able to connect with you through FB.

    • January 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      Hi Valerie! So nice to hear from you. Thanks for your comments. We did have a ton of fun, didn’t we?!! I like your de-stressers…well, maybe not the house cleaning one. haha! Take care and thanks for following my blog!

  6. susan steeves
    January 22, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Hey Sissy,
    Lots of cool stress relievers shared! Mine would be yoga but of course our peaceful Harrison Mountain cottage! Can’t go in the winter or at least I won’t as it would to cold (Mur/Nat might though) Love ya

    • January 23, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      Yes, the cottage is definitely a great place to relieve stress and just veg! 😀 xo

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