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Do you remember making snow angels as a child? Playing in the snow? 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!

This painting project reminds me of fun winter days. Do we take them for granted? Do we wish the season away too fast?

(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 faces. 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!


  1. susan steeves

    Love this post Sissy.
    Yes I remember sharing these winter memories with you. My favorite was sliding down our little hill. Love you💖

    • Darlene L. Turner

      We had such great fun on that hill, didn’t we Sissy?!! I also remember the forts and tunnels we made.xo

  2. Ruth Waring

    Beautifully written, Darlene! I have a snow angel memory, actually many of them as a child, but a particular one as an adult. We had visited our son and wife when they lived in Penticton, BC back a couple of decades ago. We took a long drive up to a lodge situated in an area called Cathedral Mountains. Taking a day hike on the mountain trails, we ended up above the tree line! A spectacular sight in itself! Without hesitating a second, my son and I laid down in our shorts and made snow angels! Momentous moment. I DO have a picture…somewhere…makes me want to find it! Thanks for the reminder…and the great suggestions on how relaxing is so important in our lives…especially these days!

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Hi Ruth! That sounds like an awesome memory. Thanks for sharing! xo

  3. Toni Stevens

    When I was in kindergarten we lived in MI. That winter my dad made us a skate rink in back yard and a snow igloo fort in the front. We had snow much fun 😁.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Fun!! love this, Toni! My dad also made us a skating rink in our backyard. So much fun! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Heather Pickett

    Our dead end street had a large hill, and we would love careening down it in the snow saucers. You just had to hope you didn’t crash on the road itself…although the alternative was the sticker bushes lining each side!

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Hi Heather! That sounds like so much fun! Sledding was such a fun activity for us too growing up. Thanks for stopping by.


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