As we move towards 2023, I wish you a Happy New Year.
Friday 30 December 2022
Saturday 24 December 2022
As has become my Christmas tradition, I quote from one of my
favourite Christmas carols, "It came upon the midnight clear",
written by Edmund Sears in 1849.
the woes of sin and strife
The world has
angel-strain has rolled
years of wrong;
And man, at war
with man, hears not
The love song
which they bring;
O hush the
noise, ye men of strife,
And hear the
"...And whatever your labours and aspirations, in the
noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham,
drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be
cheerful, Strive to be happy."
To all my readers and commenters who celebrate, may I wish you a Happy festive season.
Tuesday 20 December 2022
- I am now likely to say 'I'll try that' rather than 'I can't do that'.
- My portraits have really improved and using a tracing to get the correct proportions is a good thing to start with.
- I really enjoy using watercolours.
- Serendipity often adds something special to a page.
Sunday 11 December 2022
Tuesday 6 December 2022
Saturday 26 November 2022
Bulbs are starting to be seen and the winter flowering honeysuckle is already putting out buds, which is a little unusual, but I think that is down to the weather patterns this year.