This was a quick watercolor sketch I did last winter while sitting poolside at my daughter's swim team practice. It's 2 hours of hot steamy sitting under heat lamps. I started doing these 2.5 " by 3.5" paintings to pass the time. No real planning- very little pencil first- just jumping in and painting and at the end of the lesson it was a little gem.
We are a blended family- my husband is Jewish -and I'm not. So- I am a very good shiksa and the Chanukah traditions are a big part of our holiday season. Spin the dreidel - have some chocolate gelt and get some groovy little gift each night. I collect a lot of Christmas chachtkes - Chalkware Santas and bottle brush trees and I make wreaths out of old glass ornaments... every horizontal surface is festooned with Ho Ho Ho, but the simplicity of this holiday is where it's at.