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Placerville's creative Colleen Jorgensen , author of the recently renamed "Just Paint It" blog, gets into the holiday spirit by painting snowflakes:
"I live in a little town called Placerville in Northern California, halfway between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento. The reason I bring it up is because we've had snow in the Sierra Nevada recently. I feel like I have the best of both worlds I can see the beautiful 'frosted' mountains, but I don't have to deal with the actual snow and all that it entails. So, before I dive into Christmas painting tutorials, I did this simple snowflake painting quickly. Really quickly. I'm not kidding, either. The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry in between layers."
Read more including the step-by-step directions for this project at: muralmaker1.blogspot.com