Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Decorating with light

Christmas is hard work..... there's always a lot to do.....

....but when it's done, its a magical time.....

Decorating the house with light and colour, the kitchen filled with tantalising aromas, interesting packages to give and receive in return. But sometimes the gifts aren't the ones you're expecting. I've received three gifts this week which have given me a lot of pleasure.... one was the go ahead for a very interesting commission, one which I shall enjoy doing in the new year, one was the totally unexpected but very welcome gift of sweet biscuits from a previous buyer of my artwork from a land across the seas, and one was a delightfully long letter from the 72 year old chap who I drew the other week who wanted me to know how much he had enjoyed the experience, and since he writes a column in a local paper wanted to know if I'd be happy with him writing about the experience of my drawing him, and yes I'm very happy at that thought....

So.... lovely gifts already. Of art, and the kind words and deeds that have come back in return...........

So I'll take this opportunity to say - may the seasons spirit bring you love, joy, inspiration and prosperity. Happy Christmas!

14 comments:

Nolens Volens said...

When you're on a roll... ;) Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Merry Christamas to you jackie. I love your art worka nd I see I'm not the only one. :D

I know the new year will many more wonderful painting from you and new and wonderful experiences to you.

Ciao sweets.

Indigo said...

Happy Christmas to you too Jackie.
I love to give at any time of the year, I some times think it's better to give than give than receive. I make decorations every Xmas, oranges covered in cloves to infuse the scent of the orange and make a lovely room potpourri.. an unusual gift, but one that is always received with a big smile.

Carnalis said...

a lovely sentiment jackie, so i shall hope the same for you too x

Jackie Adshead said...

Nolens Volens - Thankyou, and the same to you!

Jackie Adshead said...

Spiky - Thankyou, and I'm looking forward to the new year and producing new artwork, which normally seems to bring new experiences with it!

Jackie Adshead said...

Indigo - Thankyou, and your oranges sound divine, I bet they smell that way too! Mmm...

Jackie Adshead said...

Carnalis - Thankyou.....

having my cake said...

A very Prosperous New Year to you x

Loving Annie said...

Happy upcoming New Year 2009 to you, Jackie !

Jackie Adshead said...

Having my cake - Thankyou....

Jackie Adshead said...

Loving Annie - Thankyou!

nitebyrd said...

It sounds like you had a great Christmas. Those unexpected but so meaningful "gifts" are the BEST!

Wishing you a peaceful, prosperous New Year, hun!

Jackie Adshead said...

Nitebyrd - Yes, they are the best.

And the same to you for a wonderful new year, thankyou!