This is one of my recent paintings of our hometown Parish, Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church of Garden City, New York.  16″ X 20″ Canvas Board, matted in a 21″x 25″ Frame.  I included a work in progress video below. To see more like this, visit the “House Portraits” tab on this site.

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DIY Gift Wrapping

I wrapped my “Secret Santa” present with brown paper, photographs, paper flowers, pencil eraser stamps, ribbon & battery operated Christmas lights. For more ideas on gift wrapping visit my “Everything DIY” tab on this site, where you can find my previous Holiday Segment on NY1 News.

(How the Grinch Stole Halloween) #DIY #Holidays

The Holiday season is in full swing, however we’ve been in the spirit since October. The kids decided to do a Christmas theme Halloween this year, so that we did! Thanks to @marthastewart for the @homedepot gift card she gave us at her #buildcheerwithmartha live Facebook event. I used it to buy her shatter resistant ornaments and her battery operated tree lights for the #DIY Christmas tree costume I made for my 7 year old. Below are some photos of all 3 costumes along with my hand painted pumpkins I made to match. I also created a work in progress video of the making of the tree. Visit my “Everything DIY” tab on my website for more “Do- It-Yourself” holiday ideas & to see my pumpkins from previous years, go to my “Pumpkin art” tab. (The Tree; Michael Kobin, The Grinch; Timothy Kobin, Cindy Lou Who; Caroline Kobin)