Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas is Special

A Raggity Ann Christmas

Christmas is special to most of us.

As a child, making the trip into town for the holiday shopping with my parents was an adventure of lights and store fronts. In those days trips to town were rare. The streets were decorated in lights and all kinds of Christmas finery; it was a child’s adventure.

Today every house has a yard full of Christmas plastic stuff, but then only Christmas trees were in most homes and sometimes a wreath on a door. These were the days before the big box stores; a day when shop keepers decorated their stores with all kinds of wonderful joys to trigger the imaginations and dreams of children. Down towns were alive.

There were times in my childhood when money was tight; as it is now for many families. Daddy and Mom would make our gifts. I wonder are artist the only ones who still make gifts. I remember one Christmas when the dollies we saw and wanted could not be purchased. Daddy made a cradle for the one we had and Mom sewed new clothes for our dolls and a bed spread for the cradle. We were so excited Christmas morning with all the new things for our dollies; there was no disappointment, we loved our gifts. We had had our dreams of new toys but loved the things we had gotten just as much, because wanting was as much fun as getting.

Maybe someday when I grow up I will no longer need Christmas. For now I still live in the dreams of Christmas past, Christmas now and all the Christmas’ in the future when wanting is as important as getting.

It is the dream that is important.
As artist we are the dreamers we live in the Christmas of our soul and like Santa we create.

Best Friends,rag doll toys
Best Friends,rag doll toys, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Best Friends
oil on canvas mounted on hardboard

Media: oil
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $150 USD

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Santas Helper, cat christmas oil painting toys doll
Santas Helper, cat christmas oil painting toys doll, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Santas Helper
16x29 oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides. The back is wired and it may be hung as is or dress it up with a frame.

Media: oil
Size: 20 in X 16 in (50.8 cm X 40.6 cm)
Price: $640 USD

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The best about paintings is:
love & peace with smile is present.
Thanks for sharing.