I always paint a special piece for my yearly Christmas card to family and clients. This year has been a year of "magical pieces". I started off 2013 with "Faerie Lights in the Garden of Wishes". Later, in the spring, I featured a magical ladybug in "Ladybug Picnic". Plus, one of my biggest client projects of the year was a picture book about a fairy. So, it seemed right to close out the year with a personal piece with a magical theme. This artwork was loosely inspired by "The Nutcracker" and "Swan Lake". Hope you enjoy!