Wishing you a Joyful Christmas (whether or not you celebrate it)!

Deborah Younglao silk painting Christmas in BarbadosChristmas in Barbados, 40 x 30. Dyes on silk

Whatever you are celebrating this season, be it Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or just life, may you find fellowship with family and friends this holiday season!

My husband and I are driving to S. Carolina on Sunday, to spend 10 days with my mom and cousins gathering from various parts of the country. We always have a great time together.

I thought I'd leave you with a tropical Christmas scene to warm your toes a bit! This is a painting I did several years ago. The poinsettas in the Caribbean are now in their full glory. Down there, they don't grow in pots, they grow in massive hedges, like the ones shown here! The only snow we see is the snow-on-the-mountain shrubs (upper left), covered in zillions of tiny white blossoms. Our windows and doors remain open, so the tantalizing aroma of ham, roast pork are everywhere. And the beach is never far away!

Merry Christmas everyone! Will resume posting in the new year.