Hello everyone, it’s Christmas! I love this day so much, each year I bake cookies for Santa and spend the evening hours with family, and I wrap the Santa gifts. I try to squeeze every ounce of enjoyment I can from watching their faces as they unwrap their Christmas gifts.
Christmas is a time to focus on what’s meaningful and the older I get, the more I want to surround myself with treasures in the form of books and art. In this digital world where so much of what we consume is online, it’s nice to turn the real pages of books, and savor up close the brushstrokes of artists.
I love this painting for everything it represents. It’s a glimmer of sunshine on a cold winter’s day. It’s that light at the end of a long path and if you focus on it, and travel toward it step by step, you know you’ll eventually end up surrounded by its warmth. Like in life. I love the colors too, the medley of blues mixed with whites, a dash of lavender, and a dose of tangerine.
For me, this painting also symbolic of this time of year as we turn the calendar to 2013. It’s nice to reflect on the new opportunities for a fresh start that January brings. Soon enough we’ll be anticipating the blooms of spring. Until then, I’m happy to enjoy winter for what it is, a period of dormancy.
Nature teaches us a valuable lesson, that it’s important to rest in order to again bloom and grow, and to make the world beautiful once more. It’s time to slow down and live in the moment.
Thanks to all of you for taking time out of your busy lives to visit here from time to time, I’m so grateful each day for all of you! Wishing you all the Merriest Christmas and a very Happy New Year!