14 December 2010

Two for Tuesday


As Christmas approaches I thought that you may enjoy some images that are evocative of this time of year for me.  They are by the brilliant artist Daniel Gerhartz. I am absolutely smitten by his work and will feature him again in the New Year.

Today you may like to play a little game with me.
What I would like you to do, is tell me in 30 words or less how these paintings relate to each other or how they are evocative of Christmastime for you.




I look forward to reading your insights,

12 comments:

  1. First thoughts:

    Christmas for me is about the light of Christ. As I teach my children the real meaning of Christmas I pass that light onto them that they can hold always.

    Whew! made it in 30 words exactly - I even counted! Naomi xx

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  2. Beautifully heartfelt sentiments Naomi & succinctly written! x F

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  3. First thought - Christmas with my 3 sisters and families this year! Happy memories of childhood Christmases together.
    The rest is about the artwork. Very talented! Beautiful contrasting dark / light. Gorgeous colour palette.

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  4. The first image reminds me of my life. I have only one child, a daughter. We read every day when she was little and that's what I thought of. Lovely.

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  5. This season of joy brings siblings closer - a tolerant fondness exists between my two oldest ones that is reserved solely for Christmas Eve. Very 'Little Women' and utterly beautiful images.

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  6. The joy and light of family and, in particular, sisters. Serenity amidst the chaos.

    I love Two for Tuesday, Felicity. Beautiful artworks. I'm going to check him out.

    And thank you for putting my button in your sidebar! x

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  7. Squeal! They are just divine, Felicity, evocative indeed. Renoir-like. Just a few words - enchantment, serenity and joy. All in abundance on Planet Baby at Christmas time. J x

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  8. Such lovely responses girls, thank you.

    Chantal, Amy & Ms Bella - if you are fortunate enough to spend Christmas with your sisters I hope that there is at least one moment that echoes these images.

    Jeanette - the picture of you and your daughter enjoying a daily love of reading together is a special one.

    Jane - my delightful Tasmanian squealer - I do enjoy your enthusiasm and hope that that on Christmas Eve life on PB is just as you described it here. PS I think you'll appreciate tomorrow's Word of the Week. x

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  9. Felicity, this is so lovely, and the story behind the paining, is wondrous.

    My giveaway ends the 15th!! By Fifi Flowers value $200!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  10. They are lovely. They make me a little sad though, I would have adored a sister or a daughter. Nevertheless, I adore my rambunctious boys and thus it is a reminder to cherish their brotherly love!

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  11. I love the light it always reminds me of Christmas darkness interjected with candlelight or christmas lights. It was so exciting as a child to be included in nighttime activities such as midnight mass and carols by candlelight.

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  12. Beautiful paintings - sharing magic, childhood, innocence, the anticipation and excitment of Christmas eve. That look of quiet absorption reminds my of my 4yo daughter quietly listening to her new Christmas CD. Precious!

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Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.
Each new comment is a gift - unexpected and lovely.
Although I'd love to reply to each and every one, this isn't always possible, but know that I read and appreciate them all.

Felicity x