Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Wishes at Christmas.

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.


Sarah said...

Aw hon..that is so sweet!! The picture is stunning!! The very first thing I thought of when I saw it was Renee...then I read your wonderful words! I have been so lessed to meet you this year hon!! Huge hugs to you, Sarah

BTW..I added a piece of yours to a treasury of is up right now..

Rowan said...

A very nice thought Yarrow and a beautiful design.

Danielle Barlow said...

You are so thoughtful!

A Merry Christmas to you and yours, and may the year to come bring you happiness :)

Tea with Willow said...

This symbol is beautiful - so gentle.

Lovely words too Kim, and kind of echoes much of my thinking this year. There are so many people who need support at Christmas time.

Hope you have a peaceful & happy few days with your family & animals.

Willow xx

Renee said...

Oh darling girl.

I love the painting, how beautiful.

Did I tell you that my Mom is from Aberdeen, Scotland, so that too applies.

Merry Christmas dear friend and thank you.

Love Renee xoxo

Yarrow said...

Thank you for your lovely comments and I wish you all every happiness.

Love and hugs to you Renee :)

Nan and =^..^= said...

Wishing you all the best and a wonderful New Year!
Beautiful painting!

Renee said...

Merry Christmas darling did you have a wonderful one.

Love Renee xoxo

Yarrow said...

Yes, I did, Renee, thank you, despite a couple of near disasters! :)

Renee said...

Near disasters aren't quite real disasters so that is a good thing.

I hope they were disasters like the meat almost got burned to a crisp kind of disaster.


Yarrow said...

Ha ha! Took forever to cook more like!!! I'll write in more detail soon, promise :)

Julia Guthrie said...

That picture is beautiful indeed! And I totally is the most important thing to give at xmas.
For me it's a time to enjoy some peace & allow yourself to just 'be'.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas hon xxxxxxxxx

Jasmine said...

A beautiful card and gesture. Renee is so sweet, she deserves it :)

Tammie Lee said...

This is such a lovely post, your love and care is tangible. I add my heart to yours. Your art is sweet as can be!