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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Gingerbread Men, Rudolf, Hockney and Pappas


Ooooh, it's getting closer!

The turkey was delivered today and looks scrumptious, I have a crown (breast only) and I buy one large leg just for my youngest Harry who loves the darker meat.
My journal page shows my eldest Son's Christmas stocking. He is almost 18 now but Rudolph has been with him from the start of all things Christmassy so he's part of our family.
Harry began his baking today and will finish with shortcake stars tomorrow all ready to leave out for Santa Christmas Eve. Such a festive family day, full of laughter, good food and a little rose wine...Mmmmm!
I finished my evening off making this journal page while watching a documentary called 'Waiting for Hockney', the story of Billy Pappas and his portrait of Marilyn Monroe. I thought the portrait was amazing in detail but I struggled with the amount of time it had taken him to create (almost a decade!) and the end result as a whole, for me, wasn't as breath taking as I had hoped. I appreciate the skill and time but wouldn't wish to hang it upon my wall.
Here's another perspective from artnet.

5 comments:

Margaret Ann said...

What a joyful day...the kind to be remembered in one's heart forever!

"JeanneG" said...

Did you order your turkey from the internet too?

Sandy said...

Perfect holiday journal page, I look forward to another year of such posts! Happy Holidays!

Stephen Hall said...

Dropped by to say Happy Christmas! Keep well - I love your posts and looking forward to more next year!
S x

Katy said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Merry Christmas!