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Comfort & Joy

    Little Skater

    The simple phrase “comfort and joy” can be traced back to the 16th Century English Christmas carol “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. Sue Williams’ artwork, Little Skater, can be traced back to her memories of skating on farm ponds with her family. “We had so much fun racing each other, playing tag, and practicing our spins,” recalls Sue. 

    Little Skater by Sue Williams

    Sue colored this scene with watercolors. She started with lighter colors for the snow, then added darker blues, purples and grays. The pond and stream were painted with several shades of blue. She painted the trees with several shades of green. 

    The skater and dog were stamped separately and added onto the scene with foam dots. “I thought the skater needed to stand out even more, so I chose red for her coat and light green for her scarf.”

    Little Skater / Sue Williams
    (Stamp credits: Large pond—Stamp N’ Doodle; trees—The Stamp Pad; skater, dog with mitten [Winter is Calling set]—Stampin’ Up!)