I didn't manage to post last week - blame Christmas as I am busy tidying the house, writing cards, wrapping presents, cooking and decorating the tree etc; all of which I enjoy doing (well maybe not tidying) but not all at once against a deadline! Basically art, photography and blogging have not been my top priority recently!
It's been much colder over the last week so I took a couple of photo's to reflect this. These are my car windscreen taken from both inside and outside when I when to defrost it in order to be able to drive to work. I thought the frost patterns were amazing and they brought to mind this song by the Watersons
I was also rather pleased with this picture of a detail of my Christmas Tree. We have an eclectic set of tree ornaments collected over the years many of which hold fond memories of people and places. In this picture the little boots come from Tromso in North Norway where we spent Christmas 2000, the woodcutter etching was sent to my parents by friends in Vienna, and the Santa you can just make out bottom centre we bought while visiting Myra in Turkey where St Nicholas was bishop in the 4th century.
Getting away from the winter theme I did manage to finish the painting I have been working on which is unoriginally called Spring Trees. Like the Autumn Tree it is mixed media / collage.
Finally I wish anyone who is reading this a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year