Tuesday, December 27, 2016

woyww -a bee post christmas

Belated christmas greetings to all woyww's.  Hope your day was joyous and shared with family and friends. 

We started the day with a christmas service, then unwrapped gifts, ate lots of delicious food, drank champagne and shared the odd christmas cracker joke.  All very quiet in our little family and I am sure the routine was repeated all over the world.  Once upon a time I used to take a family pic but, the family flee when they see me with a camera.  So what we have is the tree.

The good part of a quiet christmas ... I finally finished painting the bee. 

 There was a painful moment when I thought about chucking the bee in the bin and to start painting a cupcake. 

 But, Anna Mason reminds us to push through the ugly duckling stage and keep going until you have a hairy bee.

 And this one was hairy.  

Wishing you all a very Happy 2017.


  1. Fab tree pic and that is one super and hairy bee - well done on persevering too

    Happy New Year and WOYWW


  2. so glad you powered on through - it's gorgeous! Happy New Year. Helen #1

  3. `oh wow, that is fabulous - so glad you pushed on and finished your bee. What's next~?
    Nice to hear about your Christmas and to see your tree in all its splendour.
    May I take this opportunity of wishing you all the Very Best for 2017
    Hugs, Neet 12 xxx

  4. Glad to hear you enjoyed your Christmas and as for the bee I have just one word.....wow! You have so much patience to get such fine detail so perfectly.
    Happy New Year and here's hoping we can all enjoy many more weeks of fun and friendship linking up on the best day of the week.
    Annie x #8

  5. Hi Sandra, sounds like you had a lovely family Christmas, just as it should be, Love the Bee, so lifelike. Have a great week and Happy New Year, Hugs, Shaz #3 xxx

  6. Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year for Sunday. I had hoped to go to a Christmas service, but was not well enough to drive out on the day. I always forget to take photos of my family - unless it is my granddaughters and then I get hundreds! Your bee is incredible. Ali x #14

  7. Wowser, am glad you heard the 'push past it' voice - its absolutely terrific isn't it - you must be pleased with it! I have only a photo of the tree to remind me, seems we have similar families!

  8. We had a quiet Christmas day too, which was perfect after all the busy chaos leading up to it! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it with your family...the thought of them fleeing the camera made me hoot though!
    I'm so glad the bee wasnt binned...it's amazing. How can you possibly get the hairy effect so spot on?!
    Wishing you a happy and healthy 2017,
    Hugs, LLJ 11 xxxx

  9. Our Christmas was very quiet too - at times like that, I'm grateful for having just a small family! The bee looks superb! I often wondered how people manage to do hair on people and animals - I bet it takes a lot of patience, so not something I would be good at. That's why I do "whimsy" LOL! Wishing you the very best for 2017! zsuzsa #15

  10. A quiet Christmas here as there aren't many family left now and they live abroad, but Christmas day was warm and sunny. Love your bee bet you are glad you persevered now. Happy New Year. Ani xx

  11. Hairy but amazing! Beautiful artwork. Well done.
    Have a happy WOYWW, my 'boys' are napping so I have managed to get on the laptop to wish you a happy New year.
    Christine #10

  12. Just wanted to pop by here and wish you happy crafting and a wonderful new year! Bee happy!x Jo

  13. We had a quiet one too, but lovely all the same. Santa brought me a swish new camera so there was no fleeing allowed at our house!!! Your bee is stunning, don't you dare think of binning....art is brilliant however it turns out. My plan for the New Year is to break out the paints I've been treating myself too. If I can be a quarter as good as you, I'll be a happy bunny.Hoping 2017 is a good one for you.
    Hugs Lisa xx

  14. Your bee is spectacular! So glad you listened to your friend and pushed on. Happy Holidays to you! Dorlene #28

  15. Beautiful bee. It turned out wonderful! Mine tend to run when they see a camera. I always bribe them telling them I need it for Nana's calendar. The three of them were warned I was going to take a picture as I wasn't sure when they would be together again.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #19

  16. Your bee looks wonderfully life like. I just showed it to my daughter whose latest project at college involves bees.

    Fiona #13

  17. That bee is just amazing and beautiful. Have a great woyww, Angela x 6

  18. Hi Sandra,
    Your bee is absolutely superb!! Such detail! I will look forward to seeing IRL.
    (On boat. Limited internet.)

  19. Wow Sandra that bee is totally awesome and knocks mine into a cocked hat!! So funny that we've both featured bees in this week's WOYWW! Thank you for your visit.

    Happy belated WOYWW and happy New Year.
    Shoshi #26

  20. Hi Sandra, Glad you had a nice Christmas.

    The Bee is fab. You are very talented. Do you do illustrations for books?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #9

  21. Wow! Your bee is wonderful, Sandra. Bet you're glad you kept going now! Your quiet Christmas day sounds ideal. Here's wishing you and yours a good New Year and all that's best for 2017. Elizabeth x #27

  22. Glad you had a good time and thanks for sharing all this loveliness! I am a bit late and happy to see all these familiar names.

    Happy WOYWW and New Year

    Gabriele 29