The thoughts and works of a caffeine addicted artist!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Let There Be Light
I am pleased to report that my little Angel granted my wish. I completed my grocery shop today, with my sunglasses on, without any signs of a headache...The first headache free day in four days!
While I was out shopping my new tree was delivered...Let me explain...We have had the same Christmas tree since our very first Christmas and this year when we went into the barn to gather the decorations we couldn't find it. After much searching we found the tiny top half, it was only a small tree but it was so precious to me. Finding the top half of the tree helped, I have popped it into a pot as a mini tree so that it will always be a part of our festivities. Left with no other option I ordered a new tree, a larger one which looked pretty online with it's frosted tips. It arrived today and I could hardly believe my luck when we opened it...It is covered with cones, berries and lights...None of this showed in the picture, the only reason I thought it might be a 'nice' tree is that it had been reduced from £99 to £34. It is gorgeous!!! We are a very traditional family, change matters, we like things to stay the same, feel like home, we get attached. Everyone loved the tree instantly. It is huge compared to our old one and so, so pretty with all it's red berries and frosted tips. The remnants of our old tree will always remain special but I am so thrilled to have such a beautiful replacement...I am guarding this one with my life!
The candle in my sketch is one of a pair that stand on the black iron fireplace throughout Christmas. They were actually very cheap and entirely plastic but look far superior, a small battery generates light from the bulb at the top and I use napkin rings around their base to add a splash of colour.