mirrors

Reflecting on Christmas

Back in October,  when on holiday, I visited an art gallery – no surprise there – and while looking at all the gorgeous things, arranged about to tempt and delight me, I spied on the wall going up the stairs little mirrors.  The mirrors were about 4-6 inches with frames of about 2 inches decoupaged…

Christmas Star detail

Emmanuel – God With Us

As I painted the series of icon-styled pictures for Advent I increasingly felt I wished to do one for Christmas also and so I have.  Despite Christmas being a different season this is a companion piece to the Advent ones. It is four times the size of the Advent ones being A3 as opposed to…

Jack Frost

Advent Throws A Curve Ball

On a Saturday I usually get together all the things I need for a Sunday and gather them at the foot of the stairs.  Before I go to bed I make sure everything is ready, prepared for the following day, otherwise I just can’t sleep.  In the morning I get up and once I have…

Reed shaken by the wind

Advent 3 – A Loud Whisper

Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: ‘What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? Matthew 11:7 When reeds shake they whisper, but John the Baptist whom we remember today didn’t whisper, John spoke boldly calling all to be prepared. This, the 3rd Sunday…

Weeping

Jesus Wept

When messages of hope need to be sent. When packages of food and shelter are the greatest gift. When fear is rife and peace a stranger. Bombs are sent, to chase peace yet further from the door. Destruction is advocated, to add to the misery which is already a constant companion. And Jesus wept. When…