For ages I sat back and thought of a lovely Christmas scene to sketch. I wandered around shops, felt cheer from Christmas trees, listened to my Christmas playlist and got the old Christmas DVD’s out; I also sought inspiration from the images on Christmas cards. Whilst they were all so lovely and joyful and so wonderfully festive, I still didn’t sketch them.
Then I saw an image of a small child with the expression that all young children have at Christmas, that we all once had, the wonder, the surprise, the curiosity, the pure amazement of the magic before us; everything from sparkly baubles, fairy lights, snow flakes to empty boxes and pretty paper caused us excitement and caused a bubble of excitement deep within to burst.
Christmas means many different things to many different people, a time of forgiveness and joy. A time of perpetual hope… Tis the season to be Jolly! It’s a Holy Night. A peaceful night. It’s a time to show love and kindness. A time for giving. A time for making someone smile and spreading the joy. And of course, it’s for the children…
… Including us big ones
Merry Christmas x