Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sending Holiday Greetings Your Way

Tuscan Poms and Grapes
Oil on linen
2010
It has been my tradition to paint or draw my own holiday card image since I was in college. Some years I have ideas in the summer months and have the cards at the printer's in October. Most years I am painting at the last minute and the printer worries that the cards won't be ready Christmas week. As with most people I know, I don't send out as many cards as I once did. I am sure most people think that sending cards will become a thing of the past since so many send email messages now. I still believe that people enjoy receiving a "hard copy" of a greeting. You can look at them more than once, they don't take up memory space on your computer, and they can be shared with others without having to type or click a key. I like seeing the family photos that many send.
My image this year is from a table setting in Tuscany. While going through my photographs to find something to paint, I came across my shot of the bowl of fruit. Very simple, and yet I immediately thought of the symbolism of the pomegranate for abundance, fertility, and good luck. It has been used for centuries as a decoration in many cultures especially Mediterranean countries. All this to say, I wish for you and your family a year ahead of prosperity, happiness, and peacefulness in your heart. If I can be of any service to you this year, please contact me. I cherish the relationship I have with you.
Remember that there would not Christmas without Christ.
Durinda

3 comments:

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Durinda, I just love this. The bright red background really pops the painting, and makes it very holiday-ish!
Thanks for including me on your list :)

Kelly Medford said...
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Kelly Medford said...

Thanks so much for sharing Durinda and hope you had a Merry Christmas. All the best for the New Year and keep me posted! xo Kelly