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.
"Yet with the woes of sin and strife
The world has suffered long
Beneath the angel-strain has rolled
Two thousand 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 angels sing."
"...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.