Friday, December 24, 2010

I've Been a Bit Naughty

Last night, on the eve of Christmas Eve, I opened my annual parcel of beautifully wrapped gifts from Sharlene, who lives in Victoria. I do this early every year, so is it really naughty? The specialness of our gift exchange is enhanced because all we have to do is buy things we ourselves love and, wonder of wonders, the other adores everything! I don't know of two other people with such parallel tastes.

Another delightful component is how we wrap these gifts. Could anyone else appreciate the colour coordinated-ness and the time lovingly spent with the trimming details?

Deed done, here I am with all my loot wearing the scarf which, I swear, is exactly the same as the one I coveted on a local woman I saw recently.

The piece de résistance is the painting exchange. This is our second year of trading amaryllis paintings. I've been asked if we'll always paint amaryllis? Can't say. I'm unable to show you mine to her just yet because, unlike me, she is a good girl and is waiting to open her presents Christmas morning!

Merry Amaryllis acrylic, 8" x 8" ... See other work by Sharlene here:

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE ... and please remember Christmas doesn't come in a box, and it can't be bought in a store!

1 comment:

  1. No, Christmas comes in the loving hug of a friend, or the grateful smile of the checkout clerk you look in the eye with a heartfelt 'Merry Christmas!' or the reach of love from thousands of miles away (ah, skype) or an unobtrusive hand at the elbow of those in need in either body or spirit. I've been counting my blessings this Christmas, and I am counting you as one of them, Alice. Merry Christmas.