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Still 90+ outside! Hurry up Christmas!
Sunday, September 11, 2016
My Christmas Visitation

Yes it's still ninety degrees outside and I can't wait for cooler weather! For one thing my Santa suit is not made for summer! It was just two years ago when my artist friend Larry Hersberger called me and said, "It's snowing outside, let's build a snowman!" By the time I got to his studio, I was greeted by "The Snow Family!" We spent the whole day creating wonderful photos of Santa visiting with his new friends. With his magic, Larry was able to actually bring the family "alive" as you can see in this new puzzle.This is just one of the new puzzles available this year. You can find it along with others on my website at 

December 27th
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
My Christmas Visitation

Have you ever wondered what Santa likes to do when he's not busy making toys?  Artist Kyle Dixon from the coast of North Carolina thinks that Santa is a decoy maker.  Kyle's work has been featured at the Core Sound Decoy Festival in Harker's Island, NC, which is held every December.  I was pleased that Kyle asked if I would be his model for this year's festival painting.  Now, I have prints available for sale on my website, but hurry, there will only be 150 signed-and-numbered prints available in the edition.  The image size of the reproduction is 8 1/2" x 13" with ample 2" borders and is printed on heavy art cover stock.  The price for the reproduction is ...

I'm Puzzled!
Monday, August 24, 2015
My Christmas Visitation

If you had told me several years ago that I would find my image as Santa Claus on products for sale at locations all over the world I would have said "No Way!"  Now I'm finding myself on art reproductions, greeting cards, Christmas ornaments and gifts and decorative accessories...and puzzles!  I've never been much of a puzzle person, but these Christmas puzzles are really fun and challenging, especially the composites, I mean how many shades of red can there be?!  All of the puzzles shown here are available in "Santa's Store" on my website.  I would love for this to be the site for your early Christmas shopping...and watch for additional choices as the season ...

Dog Days of Summer
Thursday, July 23, 2015
My Christmas Visitation

I had a wonderful visit with my friend and photographer Larry Hersberger at Kissing Tree Studio last weekend.  The day started out as a "Christmas in July" event but when we realized the full day had not been booked, Larry put out a plea on Facebook for folks to bring in their furry friends for a portrait and we had a blast!This is Daisy and she was so happy to see that her name is in Santa's Nice Book.  She took to Santa like an old friend, so much so that I wanted to adopt her and take her back to the North Pole with me, but her owner would have no part of that!  This turned out to be so much fun that we are going to do it again one weekend in August.  If you are ...

Christmas in July!
Monday, July 13, 2015
My Christmas Visitation

What a joy it is to be able to visit with children all year long at the Kissing Tree Studio in High Point, NC.  Once again we will be celebrating "Christmas in July" at the studio this weekend, July 18 & 19.  There will be eight appointments available for families to receive an exclusive session with Santa and his photographer Larry Hersberger.  Depending on what each client orders upon consultation Santa and Mr. Hersberger will personally sign the book or portrait that the customer chooses making it a truly special keepsake that your family can enjoy forever.The beauty of having your portraits made now is that you will avoid the Christmas rush and can ...