Sunday, December 13, 2009

Candlelight and snow...

Christmas Waltz

Frosted window panes,
Candles gleaming inside—
Painted candy canes on the tree.

Santa's on his way,
He's filled his sleigh with things—
Things for you and for me.

It's that time of year,
When the world falls in love.
Every song you hear seems to say,
“Merry Christmas, may your
New Year's dreams come true!”

…and this song of mine
In three quarter time
Wishes you and yours
The same thing too!

By Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn, 1954

Time is passing so fast, and I just can't seem to get hold of it! What I'd really like to do is slow down and enjoy the love of my family and friends. So to help get us in that Christmas spirit and suspend time, I'm posting a few old-fashioned watercolors full of candlelight and snow...gentle night images of the holidays...

25 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

Beautiful, Kelly, love the falling snow and the new header as well as the artwork and poem!

Thanks for a positive view of this (sometimes crazy making) season!

Chris said...

Excellent and beautiful pattern on your blog! This feels like Christmas! Merry Christmas and happy new year. I wish you the best!

Warren Baker said...

All very festive Kelly! Hope time slows down for you over christmas!!

Ken Januski said...

Very nice Kelly! Nothing wrong with old fashioned, and in fact sometimes it seems far superior, especially when it comes to slowing down and enjoying things.

Jenny said...

Loverrrrly warm and glowing paintings Kelly and how on earth did you get that snow to fall???? The run up to Christmas ALWAYS seems to fly by, don't know why! Have a wonderful time.

Roy said...

I like the painting! I'm putting my annual Winter Solstice post up on Monday.

BTW, I'll have some birds up for you in a little bit. We had the last bird walk of the year today, and I got lucky and got a decent shot of a Vesper Sparrow.

JPT said...

Time does go fast at this wonderful time of the year.

carolmattinglyphotography said...

Kelly, you rock gal. The header image is gorgeous and so is the post image. Wow how I wished I could do that. More, more. Carol

Roy said...

Y'know, I completely missed seeong that your header was one of your paintings, too. D'oh! Very cool.

but really, I came back to ask how you got the snow to fall on your blog.

Wanda said...

I love the header...your 2005 painting!

Sue said...

Super neat, Kelly!
I love the paintings, and the snow. I wish we could just stop time around the holidays....it goes much to fast!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is beautiful Kelly. I agree...it comes at us so fast, it is hard to enjoy Christmas some days.

NW Nature Nut said...

I love you header! So festive...

holdingmoments said...

Lovely header Kelly.
Christmas will soon be here.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful paintings, Kel... I love them both... There's something about a painting which makes it more personable than a photo. You really do great work. I'm SO proud to know you.

Merry Christmas, Friend.
Betsy

Tammie Lee said...

Kelly, your paintings are wonderfully charming!

Caroline said...

How lovely - I especially like the warm glow in that first painting! That's a super new header too!

Kelly said...

...thanks, everyone! This week things should start to slow down. I hope! This afternoon we had a relaxing time at my parents with my brother, sister-in-law and niece celebrating St. Nick's Day (just a little late)... It was so nice to just sit down, talk, and relax. Mom and dad's house looked so pretty. Now...to get the decorations up at our house!

Elaine said...

I love your paintings and the snow falling. Even if you don't have your decorations up at your house, your blog is certainly decorated for Christmas.

oldcrow61 said...

The water colours are wonderful. I don't know where the time goes either. It goes much to fast.

Eve said...

Slow down and enjoy is the theme for the day Kelly! I love your artwork and have enjoyed visiting your blog a number of times!
Merry Christmas to you!

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful! I'm assuming you painted the Header photo? Gorgeous.

Kerri said...

Lovely watercolors and beautiful verse!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Words and nice shot Kelly !! I always love your Blog.

Krista Meister said...

Beautiful artwork, Kelly! Very, very festive.... I love your Christmas spirit!

-Krista
www.kristameister.com