Description This painting exudes the Christmas spirit! It was painted in response to a challenge to paint a painting that was inspired by the word Believe. As I thought about my 2 young boys I couldn't help but think about Santa and the magic of Christmas. So I got out the Candlewick dishes that are a treasured possession, baked some Holiday goodies and found the perfect edition of The Night Before Christmas book to set up this still life. It was a joy to paint!