Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Today I am reposting a painting from a few years back along with a lovely piece of writing I saw online yesterday. I think I will copy the words and remind myself to read them year round : ) My warmest wishes to everyone! And to those celebrating, Happy Holidays!
Santa String / SOLD. To see a note about this painting, see below.
This Christmas end a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion, and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Keep a promise. Find the time. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Apologize if you were wrong. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind; be gentle. Appreciate. Laugh a little. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Gladden the heart of a child. Welcome a stranger. Take pleasure in the beauty and the wonder of Earth. Speak your love. Speak it again, speak it yet once more.

A note about this painting: These figures are made from what looks to be a type of pipe cleaner, with plastic heads and they're holding trees or wreaths. They are 4" high.
Notes from the collector: Definitely European. Probably vintage 30s. I love browsing antique shops. In December everything is overpriced. The rest of the year, it's in storage and it's fun to ask if they have anything. The friendly types of shop keepers will go back to their stock rooms and invariably come up with something.


Sandra Busby said...

I love this Kim... the painting and the words! Happy Christmas to you and wishing you a fabulous New Year! xx

Barbara Muir said...

Lovely painting and ideas Kim. Thanks for your constant inspiration in 2015. Hope to see you soon.