Holiday Greetings

To all my friends, readers, family and any other wonderful person who happens along to this blog, my wish for you:

2015 Christmas Card

Much love,
Lynne

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Holiday Greetings!

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I hope everyone is enjoying the hustle & bustle of the holiday season…and also finding a bit of time to relax and reflect on the events of the year. I still have boxes of decorations to unpack and set out and gifts to create and wrap but today, for whatever reason, I feel like I’m over the “hump” (on a Wednesday – go figure!) and on the downhill slide with everything. This has been a crazy year with lots of changes in my life (that seems to be more and more what a “normal” year is for me!) and I’m looking forward to whatever 2015 brings along.

I wanted to thank you for following my sporadic blog postings and let you know I really do hope to do a more consistent job of it next year. I’ve got plenty of art to share, dedicating the time to share it seems to be my stumbling block. 🙂

Warm hugs,
Lynne

P.S. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift I have my gift-certificate available at a 30% discount through the end of the year. Use coupon code HOLIDAY30 on my website to purchase.

Christmas Greetings

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Jingle Rails!

‘Tis the season for…well, some holiday inspired pics!

"jingle rails" photo, 2012, Lynne Medsker

“jingle rails” photo, 2012, Lynne Medsker

I went with a friend to the Eiteljorg Museum to view a wonderful photo exhibit a few weeks ago. While we were there we also made a stop at their annual “Jingle Rails” exhibit. What fun!!

"Jingle rails" image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

“Jingle rails” image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

The entire (large!) room was full of miniature buildings and different model train set ups.

"Jingle rails" image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

“Jingle rails” image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

Since the museum focusing on the art of the western United States most of the lovely buildings were small replicas of lodges and other gorgeous sites from that region.

"Jingle rails" image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

“Jingle rails” image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

"Jingle rails" image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

“Jingle rails” image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

I hadn’t anticipated taking any photos on our excursion and was caught at a rare time I didn’t have one of my cameras on hand.

"Jingle rails" image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

“Jingle rails” image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

Thank goodness for cell phones! I especially enjoy taking photos on it using some of the “alternate” cameras you can download so these all have some different effects or sizing to them to make them even more “magical”. 🙂

"Jingle rails" image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

“Jingle rails” image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

Along with the wonderful western scenes they also had a section that represented Indianapolis. One section showed the state fair midway – which you don’t usually get to see in the wintertime!

"Jingle rails" image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

“Jingle rails” image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

"Jingle rails" image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

“Jingle rails” image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

It was fun to see our town in a small scale! There was a larger section featuring downtown buildings and landmarks.

"Jingle rails" image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

“Jingle rails” image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

"Jingle rails" image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

“Jingle rails” image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

They even had a small version of Lucas Oil Stadium, home of our Colt’s football team.

"Jingle rails" image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

“Jingle rails” image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

I think my favorite had to be the miniature “Christmas Tree” that is constructed each year by stringing lights on the monument in the circular center of Indy.

"Jingle rails" image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

“Jingle rails” image, 2012, Lynne Medsker

I hope you enjoyed this wintery tour of the exhibit and that you are enjoying the holiday season!

Blessings,

Lynne

Christmas Countdown, 1 days to go!

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.

~Hamilton Wright Mabie

Christmas Countdown, 2 days to go

The best of gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.

~Burton Hills

Christmas Countdown, 3 days to go

Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance –

each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.

~ Deborah Whipp

Christmas Countdown, 4 days to go

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. ~ W.T. Ellis

Christmas Countdown, 5 days to go

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. ~ Agnes M. Pahro

Christmas Countdown, 6 days to go!

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale

I’m going to take a little “blogging break” during the holidays but I have some new images and quotes for the season to share with you the next few days. If I get inspired I may post between Christmas & New Year’s – but probably not! If not, please have a wonderful holiday season full of love and the happiest of New Years, I’ll talk to you again in 2012!