I rarely set up to paint in the house but sometimes in the winter I come across views or household things that bring a painting to mind. I have several Santa figures that decorate the house over the holidays so this year I decided to paint one. My mother let me paint on the floor by the fireplace in our livingroom and I have many good memories of the hours I spent there. I marvel now at her good nature in letting me take my paints there with the nice carpet and white couch. It was mine all to myself while they watched golf or football in the den and my older sister kept her secret life in her room.