Happy holidays!

The past year has been difficult for so many people, but it’s still given me unexpected joy as I’ve connected (and often sketched) with many of you virtually, through online courses, Zoom chats, email and blog comments. I am grateful for the gift of art, which has brought us closer together, even when we can’t paint side by side. I hope that the holiday season and the new year bring you love, health and lots of time to create.

51 Comments on “Happy holidays!”

  1. beautiful work! i love your way of drawing/painting.
    thank you for your kind and nice words.
    merry christmas from berlin in germany.

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  2. Andrea Rule says:

    And a very Happy Holidays to you Shari.I love your art and your classes.Andrea Rule


  3. Deborah Berg says:

    Merry Christmas ans Happy New Year. Thank you for your inspiration. Yes, a difficult year and hoping for happier, healthier times in 2022. I hope to find more time for creativity.


  4. Kathi Scarpace says:

    Thank you. Stay safe and warm during this season of blessings.


  5. Jane Reeder says:

    Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Best wishes for the holiday season!


  6. deedster56 says:

    All the very best for the holidays to you too, dear Shari. It is such a joy to see your wonderful creations and to learn from you. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2022 to you and your family, including Alice, of course. Much love ❤️


  7. beth says:

    and happy Christmas to you and yours


  8. Terry H says:

    Seeing your lovely paintings always lifts me up and inspires me! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and observations. Happy Holidays to you and yours!


  9. Denise says:

    Thank you for these gifts you share with us. Wishing you and your family joy and good health in the coming year!


  10. Susan G says:

    Thank you! Receiving your email messages and paintings always brings a smile. Happy holidays.


  11. Nonna says:

    Amen! Thank you dear Shari for sharing your art with us! Happy Holidays!


  12. ANNE HENDERSON says:

    Thank-you Shari for all that you share with us, all year long. Happy holiday season, and all the best in what we hope will finally
    be a truly happy 2022.


  13. Laura Kate says:

    I add my thanks. You have inspired me to pursue my goal of watercolor painting.


  14. Judy Sopher says:

    And Happiest of holidays to you as well/ May the New Year be a good one, a better one for both our countries.And for all your followers. And personally I want to thank you again for getting me interested in watercolor after many years of giving it up.. I’ve never stopped.and it continues to give me pleasure.


  15. Judy Sopher says:

    I think my e-mail did not go thru. If it did, forgive me repeating it.

    Want to wish you and all your followers a Happy Holiday. Hope we all have a good , healthy,and better New Year. And , Shari, I thank you again as have others for getting me back into watercolors after giving up for many years.


  16. Gerry Draper says:

    Merry Christmas, Shari! May the light of Christ shine upon you and your family throughout the Christmas season and all year. I don’t often comment, but I look at every post and appreciate so much your generosity and inspiration!


  17. Merry Christmas Shari! Just thought I’d let you know that I’ve been enjoying your blog regularly, finding inspiration in your beautiful paintings and well lived art-life. Many thanks for keeping up the blog to keep us connected.


    • Hi Susan,
      So nice to hear from you! I hope all is well with you!! I have no doubt that you have been drawing and painting your way through this pandemic as well. Happy holidays and all the best for 2022!


  18. Michele Meredith says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for the wonderful opportunities to learn this year from all that you have shared.🌲❤🌲❤
    Michele Meredith


  19. Lm Wilt says:


    Happy Holidays to you as well!

    I signed up for one of your courses a while back. Haven’t started it yet nor been painting as much as I’d like because I have become a travel agent. Yes, during covid 🤪 May be crazy timing, but someday it will come back to some type of normalcy, but different! We will get used to it!

    I’m no longer the Programs Director of Artists’ Circle, however I am wondering if you’d be willing to do a return performance on Zoom.

    All the best to you and your family!

    Laura Lane-Wiltshire Artists’ Circle

    On Fri., Dec. 24, 2021, 11:37 a.m. Shari Blaukopf’s Sketchbook, wrote:

    > Shari Blaukopf posted: ” The past year has been difficult for so many > people, but it’s still given me unexpected joy as I’ve connected (and often > sketched) with many of you virtually, through online courses, Zoom chats, > email and blog comments. I am grateful for the gift of art,” >


    • Hi Laura,
      It’s so nice to hear from you! Congratulations on changing careers in the middle of a pandemic. Send me an email when you have a moment and we can discuss a demo.
      And all the best for 2022!!


  20. sandidureice says:

    Thank you Shari. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. Sandi x


  21. -N- says:

    Have a wonderful holiday season – and keep on painting! You are an inspiration to us all.


  22. Linda Murray says:

    Merry Christmas Shari! Have a wonderful Holiday Season! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful paintings with us, and especially all of the helpful hints, tips to inspire us and help us create better paintings. I love this painting! It is my favorite, as is the wheel barrow in the back yard. 👍😁 Have a safe and healthy New Year!!


  23. Donna says:

    Thank you for all your positive posts through the year. I think we all appreciate looking forward to your posts to keep us going through this pandemic which may keep going for a few more years. You are a breath of fresh air whenever I open your posts. Thank you so much and may you have a happy and healthy NewYear.


  24. Paola Beduini says:

    Happy Holydays Shari, from Firenze, Italy
    thanks for sharing your paintings…I love them


  25. Marilyn Hansen says:

    Happy Holidays Shari ! I am so happy to have purchased the workshop for painting snow. Hope you have a healthy New Year with plenty of sketching !


  26. Happy Holidays, Shari! I always enjoy seeing your posts…although sometimes I just can’t leave comments for some reason. Just know I am still here following you. Wishing you an inspired, happy, healthy, and productive 2022!


  27. Tracye says:

    Happy Holidays Shari. I love your classes!


  28. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Evening dear friend Shari,

    I am very late.
    That was due to using my other email for comments.
    Hope you enjoyed your holidays.
    I have


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