I am working larger than normal, which I like , but it takes a lot longer. I wanted to post last week but didn't have much to show yet. The concept for this painting is a Christmas Sampler. Each object represents either a tradition we have as a family, a keepsake, or a belief we hold. Does anyone else put oranges in their stockings? This was handed down on my side of the family. My Dad said that during the Second World War he got an orange and a lead toy soldier and that was it.