This past weekend was the big Christmas show at the Burlington Art Centre. It was a huge display of all the work from the guilds. I was volunteering all day Sunday, doing my painting demonstration and then helping out with sales in the Lee Chin Gallery. The evening before I had to decide what to paint, and with Christmas on my mind, I started pulling out various items from our ever growing accumulation of decorations. One of my favourite is a string of hand painted wooden bobbles. It was in a tangled mess! After spending half an hour trying to untangle them I hung them on a nail in the wall and continued going through the boxes looking for inspiration. Pausing to make a tea, I glanced over at the mess of bobbles and saw my next painting! The painting to the right (or above), a photo of the point at which I had to stop my demo. I think I was quite productive considering I spent a good deal of my time chatting with people. Below is the finished piece. I wonder if I'll be able to get it untangled in time to decorate the house for Christmas, hmmm.