This post is primarily for Renee but also, for anyone else needing some love or support at Christmas. It's a difficult time of year if you have worries or struggles, especially when all around us we are told we must be happy and rejoice. It's not always that easy to enjoy the season and there is nothing wrong with us if we want to have a good moan, cry or have a thoroughly Scroogy moment (or two). But Christmas for me isn't just about religion, be it Christian or Pagan or any other. It's about giving of our time and our love and sharing ourselves with others and letting them know that we love them.
Originally this painting was for a friend's wedding, but it made me think of Renee as Sarah often calls her a Swan, and the celtic design symbolises our lives entwined. We all touch each others lives when we write on each others blogs and I've discovered a great community of like minded people, some have become great friends that I feel I've known all my life.
Lets send some Christmas love and wishes out to everyone, whether they are friends or not, but especially those who could do with a hug right now.