The kitchen on Christmas morning is a hub of activity. As you can see, the gifts are modest but the excitement immense. The doll and the View-Master are the only gifts for the girls but candy and other edible treats add much to the holiday spirit. Food, food, food … little is so important to any Mennonite special event.
It was difficult to find the right period for the kitchen in this painting. Frankly there is a great spread in the style of Mennonite kitchens as the modern era advances and the plain old fashioned kitchens give way to more modern styles. This is the only piece in this book in which I showed the father up front. The model for the Dad is the author’s husband who is a high school music teacher and an accomplished musician.
12" x 16"