We’re still a week away from the first day of winter, but the bitter cold is here in central Virginia. Although winter is not my favorite season, I appreciate so much about it. No other season allows us to enjoy hot beverages, a cozy fire, sweaters, scarves, boots, sledding, skiing, snowboarding and so many other things it’s impossible to truly appreciate or enjoy in warmer weather.
And what precipitation is as glorious as snowflakes? Okay, okay… after the 3rd or 4th snowfall, maybe we begin to despise it — but for a brief little while, we adore it. What a fickle bunch we are, huh? Even so, it’s amazing how snow turns a lifeless, dreary landscape into a vision of bright, white tranquility.
What I love most is the way winter gives me a rest from gardening to dream about a new one and grow excited for it all over again. What a picture of hope. That’s good, deep stuff that only a stretch of bitter cold can provide. We may buck up against it, but forced stillness is so good for us.
Winter also gives us every excuse to spend time growing our creative muscles indoors — helps us fight seasonal depression, too. So, let’s welcome winter with a fun sign. This project is good for beginners because the font is irregular and so — it’s very forgiving. Lay it out however you’d like with the printable template I’ve provided below.
The snowfall here isn’t likely to ever go past the 2′ mark, but who knows??? It could happen. I’m good as long as I’m stocked up on paint and coffee. If it’s gonna be freezing cold, I say LET IT SNOW. = )
Watch how-to in this 3 minute video…
- Printable “Let It Snow” Template
- 6 1/2′ x 6″ board (painted black)
- Painter’s tape
- Transfer paper
- White chalk
- Tape measure
- Speed square
- White acrylic paint
- Light turquoise acrylic paint
- Liner or detail paint brush
- Fine sand-paper
- Old rag
- Clear, spray sealer (outdoor use)
Have fun & stay warm friends!
In life, faith & art ~ Jamie