Sunday, December 9, 2012

66th Annual Berwick Lights

It's that time of year when everyone takes in the Berwick Lights along Market Street in Berwick, Pennsylvania. The charming display of Christmas decorations is sure to delight both young and old alike.

As you drive down Market Street, you'll see many scenes that celebrate the Christmas season.

~ A church lit up in Christmas colors ~

Jesus is the reason for the season. 

~ A majestic Christmas tree ~

 ~ Catching a glimpse of a house nearby ~

~ A porch decked out for the Christmas holiday ~

~ Dominick ~

~ Santa and his sleigh ~

 ~ The real Santa ~

 ~ Illuminated porch lights ~

 ~ Ice blue ~

 ~ Another porch beaming with Christmas lights ~

 ~ A cozy, warm house ~

~ One of the "Misfit" toys ~

 ~ A monster awaits ~

 ~ The Cookie Monster ~

 This guy has a heart of gold.

 Who's your favorite? Gotta love the Heat Miser's hair.

Let us rejoice in the birth of Christ the King.

And may we never forget the real meaning of Christmas.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Home Again for Christmas Shopping

If you're looking for unique gifts, a visit to Home Again in Luzerne is a must on Black Friday or any day of the year.

Skating, anyone?

~ A vintage wedding gown ~

~ Swirly Christmas trees ~

 ~ Christmas trees galore ~

 ~ A shiny, silver Christmas tree ~

~ All that glitters ~

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Restoring The Grotto

Today was the re-dedication of the grotto at Saint Leo's Church, and it was a time to give thanks to everyone who had a hand in restoring the grotto.


This easel shows a few pictures of the work that was involved in bringing the grotto back to life.

I'm so glad I talked one of the parents into keeping Mary's original crown. Prior to restoring the crown of stars, it was a brass-colored metal, and the light bulbs were blue. A fresh coat of paint and new light bulbs brought the crown back to life.

 There are now curtains in the entrance way. They also put a new floor in the grotto.


The fountain is now running again, and they purchased "flameless" candles for the grotto.

 ~ The altar in the grotto ~


Saturday, November 10, 2012

The "Real" Green Theme


As an artist participating in this year's window painting event for the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association, I had the pleasure of working at the Anthracite Newsstand today. They wanted a Grinch theme this year, and I was happy to oblige.


Last year, the Anthracite Newsstand sold a $4.2 million lottery ticket.  So, of course, we had to capitalize on the "real" green theme.

 I had fun painting all those dollar bills. Hee! Hee! Gotta love capitalism!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Toothpick World - A Must See!

If you have a chance to see the Toothpick World exhibit at the Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania, you'll see magnificent sculptures by the talented artist Stan Munro. The exhibit runs through December 30, 2012. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

All sculptures are copyright Stan Munro.