I have been blessed with some wonderful cards from artist friends this year. I thought I would share some with you.
From left to right: Valérie Pirlot and John Berry and their beautiful baby Louisa; Haidee-Jo Summers' 'Sledging At Belmont Park'; Valérie's calendar for 2014 (full of lovely things); Karl Terry's 'Road To Camber'; David Pilgrim's 'Morning Snow, Mill Lane, Stony Stratford'.
What a great idea to put a winter scene on a card. I used to do a Christmas lino cut each year, hand printed by me but I got tired of it. Seeing how well these cards have come out I am tempted to have a go next year.
Well, the tree is up, half of the 48 mincepies I made last week have already been eaten and I have brought in the Yule Log only to discover it won't fit in the fire grate! I have also found all the decorations in the attic that have not been chewed by mice (my mother's old glass baubles are mouse-proof), practised the reading I am doing at our 'Carols and Claret' service tonight and done a thousand other Christmas jobs. I love Christmas but actually I can't wait to get back to painting again. Might have to sneak into the studio while the others are watching Harry Potter repeats. Happy Christmas!