Not all projects turn out as good as we would like. I tend to only show the ones I'm happy with--but sometimes we learn more from our "not so good" projects than we do from our best ones.
I decided to go ahead and share this Santa even though I'm not completely happy with him. I've never really painted faces, but thought he was cute so gave it a try. I think I may paint another one because I'd rather do one stroke rosebuds around him--I just couldn't get these to look right, they were just blobs with comma strokes--but I'm not happy with them at all. My fault, not the patterns. I didn't quite get the eyes right either--but at least I gave it a try and will try again I think. I really like the pink suit and the idea of the roses around him. I need to take lessons from Bebe or Punk on how to do Santa beards so they really look like hair! LOL This was painted on a paper mache box I found for 99 cents at the TS.