President George W. and Laura Bushes' Holiday Card was Painted by the Former President

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GWB Xmas bird cardRecall that last Monday, while hanging out aboard Air Force One en route to Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, George W. Bush “whipped out an iPad and showed off his famous painting skills to Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and other members of the Obama inner circle” — this (and photo) from New York Magazine’s blog.

GWB on Air Force 1

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Most of the comments on that post were pretty negative, of course, and very funny, but I actually think the former prez is a pretty damn good artist. (Regardless of what you think of him as a Chief Executive.)

Got this card in the mail, opened it, and actually thought to myself, what a pretty painting of a cardinal. Then I found out it was from the Bushes, and even more, from a collection GWB painted and, apparently, is being collected.    

GWB xmas 2

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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