Happy Christmas flung far and wide

Happy Christmas flung far and wide

All the chores are done, the turkey is quietly defrosting, the  house is clean and smelling faintly of spiced oranges, the fridge isn’t bursting at the seams, but it certainly holds enough nice and tasty things to produce enough meals over the next few days…

….and I am reminded today of the people in my life who I want to wish a Happy Christmas…

I rang my ex husband for a chat this morning and was greeted with “I was just going to ring you, you beat me to it!” and even though we were divorced two years ago we’re still friends and chat regularly on the phone or in real life, talking today about our respective familes, of friends we’re both still friendly with and I smiled when he told me that his new partners ex-husband will go and have a meal with them, since I too will be sharing a meal with MY partners ex-wife as well over this festive season! This extended network of ex-es means that the people in our lives are connected through somewhat surprising ways sometimes.

But my fella and I also have many friends of our own, people who we love to be with, who make us laugh, and feed our sense of humour and share our love of life as well as being able to find intelligent (and sometimes very silly) conversation with. 

I have friends and family I keep in touch with via Facebook and some friends are friends via email, not seen face to face for many a long year, but still valued as friends who bring a strong sense of connection and shared interests.

So, to all my friends, however I know you, however long I’ve known you, I want to wish you all a joyous and Happy Christmas and one that I hope brings merriment and love to you all, through this festive season.  Have a good one!

I've been an artist all of my life, and my paintings now hang on walls in Europe, USA and Canada. I'm working on getting them on the other continents! My wide range of artwork has been exhibited nearer to home in the East Midlands, with the Guild of Erotic Artists at Beaumont Hall Studios in Hertfordshire, and at "Erotica", Olympia, London. I have also been featured alongside my work in the Guild of Erotic Artists book (volume 2). I love to create dramatic interest in my pictures, whether it’s to paint an unusual landscape, or just to utilise dramatic lighting in my figure drawings or strong colour in my animal portraits. Delighting in the spontaneous tendencies of watercolour adds an interesting and distinctive look to my paintings, some of which are purposefully ambiguous, enabling the viewer to use their own interpretation of my artwork. I also love to hide images, and humour within my paintings, whether it’s a secret message, or an erotic couple hidden within a landscape, or even an erotic landscape where the couple are camouflaged as the features of the land itself. I am equally happy painting in oils, acrylics or watercolours and love to draw with pencil or ink. I have also developed the very effective method of drawing using white pencil on black card which creates dramatic pictures by just picking out where the light catches the body and leaving the rest of the image to the imagination, in darkness. I can also utilise many different styles, whether it is realistic, abstract, surrealistic, erotic, fantasy or camouflage art where something is hidden within the painting. I'm just passionate about my art, whatever I paint! But, it doesn't matter how many landscapes or pet portraits I paint, its always the erotic stuff that people are interested in! I started blogging to share some of the strange conversations I have with the people I meet. But its evolved into far more than that now.

Comments (2)

  1. Jan 2, 2013

    Happy 2013, Jackie! I hope you had a lovely Christmas 🙂

    I just wanted to delurk and say your painting with this post is absolutely stunning!

    xx Dee

    • Jan 2, 2013

      Curvaceous Dee – Happy 2013 to you too now you’re de-lurking! Yes, I had a splendid Christmas thanks.
      And I’m delighted to hear how much you love this painting, it’s one that always gets a marvellously postive response and I love its erotic intent full of promise! 🙂

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