At the end of this term I gave my students some Christmassy things to draw. Here are a couple of sketches that I did beside them.
Every bauble I have tells a story. We still have a very cheap one made of glittery paper from our first Christmas together when money was very tight. Then there are the beautiful wooden German figures that were sent to me by my mother-in-law. I also have a few pieces my grandmother had on her tree when I was child and later I inherited boxes of beautiful baubles from my parents.
When my children were growing up we would allow them to choose a new decoration for the tree each year. The drawings above are two of those. Our original fairy which I inherited eventually fell to pieces and this fairy was chosen by my children when they were young. Today it sits on top of the tree with a beautiful Christmas glass star made by my good friend Maureen Charles who I have shared a studio with in recent years.
The other bauble is my all time favourite though. Bought by my daughter who thought it was the most horrendous thing she had ever seen, I loved it as soon as I saw it and it now takes pride of place next to the Christmas tree. Why not hanging with the other baubles? - because I would be devastated if it fell and broke.
Painter living in Cambridge. Mixes fantasy and realism and loves medieval art.
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