Sunday, 20 December 2009

Bottle finished, Stille Nacht and Bah Humbug!



Here's the final rendition of my moody green bottle.  I know, it doesn't look a lot different from the last post but I've darkened the background and generally tweaked it a bit.  I rather like it, it has some weird reflections!  I might frame it and hang it in the garage or something!  Hehe.

As this will be my last post, possibly until the new year, I wanted to end on a Christmassy note.  I heard the Christmas Carol "Silent Night", on the radio the other day and it reminded me of when I used to sing it at school in German many moons ago.  I can't remember all the German lyrics now and that bothers me so I unearthed a version of it on YouTube, complete with the German words so I can learn them again. So for those who value a few moments of calm, listen to this - it's lovely!

Now I'm not going to complain about the 6 inches of snow we've had here that won't shift and it's cccold, or the fact that they won't grit the side roads causing my car to slip and slide all over the place, or the fact that my six cats refuse point blank to go outside to do their business......oh no, I wouldn't do that, after all, it is Christmas and we are likely to have a white one (groan!).  Instead of Bah Humbug!, I'll try and take my cue from the reformed character of Ebenezer Scrooge when he said this:

"I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy.  I am as giddy as a drunken man.  A merry Christmas to every-body!  A happy New Year to all the world!"

(from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens).

5 comments:

Carolina said...

Oh, Janet, I'm sorry that the snow is giving you such a hard time... we are having a nice weather lately, getting warmer and warmer (it's still nice, but I guess this summer will 'boil' us in our own juices). Well...
I have to say that you improved the painting, it was a clever decision to darken the background, well played! I hope I learned the lesson...
Let me wish you too a wonderful time on this Christmas holiday, and really great moments on the New Year cellebrations, and that you find all the good and happiness you deserve on the coming years, not only the next :)
Best regards,
Carolina

Paul Coventry-Brown said...

Lovely subtle and atmospheric piece :-)

Cheers,
Paul

Felicity said...

I love the gorgeous earthy colours! The choice of paper was quite inspired!

I hope you - and of course the herd of cats! - have a wonderful Christmas! (And like you, I'm hoping for a mild spell to melt all this rotten snow!;) But it does look pretty doesn't it?!)

Janet Pantry said...

Thanks Carolina, Paul and Felicity for your comments. The snow has gone - yay! We just have rain now, oh well it is winter after all!

Shawn Falchetti said...

Wonderful mood, and I love the iridescent colors in the reflections!

Shawn

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