Thursday, 22 December 2011

Immersed in Colour

I'm in the depths of a cold right now but surrounding myself with collage, colour, and ladies with their birds. Can't be bad can it? ;o)

I'm having a cosy day.

The sort of day when I stumble upon the selection of children's christmas story books that have accumulated over the years. They've brought magic to my children's christmasses and will perhaps be passed on to the next generation.

Or maybe I'll just want to keep them for myself!


martinealison said...

Un joli monde que je découvre en me promenant dans votre blog.. Tout comme vous, j'aime celui de CES...
Je vous souhaite de joyeuses fêtes.. Je reviendrai vous visiter...
Gros bisous

Purpletreebird said...

Merci beaucoup Martine. J'espère que vous me rendez visite encore! :)

renilde said...

Your colorful world looks very cozy and warm,your painting full of pattern and shape,very festive.
And the books, a small treasure of memories, i love (children's) story books, keep them dear Jessie ;) xx

Ginny said...

I love your beautiful painting so full of color.
I have kept some of my children's books to read with the youngest generation. It is fun to revisit books with my grandchildren that their father loved. Have a wonderful holiday season. I am sure it will be full of color and creativity.

joanne May said...

Wow Jess! You are really into colour in a big way. Love your new bird lady collage. She's very pretty!
I found some of my old Rupert Bear, Christmas annuals from the 70's the other day.
I don't think I can part with them. They remind me of my childhood too much. Lovely memories with Rupert!
Have a peaceful Christmas and enjoy reading those books again! ;-)

Mary Kilvert said...

Hi Jess, That is a lovely selection of Christmas books! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year! Mary x

Ana said...

That's a beautiful collage, I love the colors :)
Hope you get better and have a merry christmas with the people you love.

Marilyn said...

I love the colour you have surrounded yourself with, it;s such a beautiful piece. I also love your books. I too have a collection of childrens' Christmas books that brought magic to my children when they were very young and I now have them out to share with my granddaughter. Keep warm and have a wonderful Christmas.
It is a hot humid day here, I would love to swap places with you :-)

Kim Mailhot said...

Bright colors are my saving grace during the winter's here in New Hampshire. I hope the ones you surround yourself make you feel better quickly !
Happy Christmas to you and your loved Ones !

Bella said...

I hope you have a peaceful and colourful Christmas and look forward to seeing your posts in the new year.

Carol said...

Wonderful colourful picture, she could have stepped straight out of the 70's.
I bought an audio book of Christmas children's stories in the charity shop last week.
Carol xx

Karen said...

Ahh..I spot Lucy and Tom's Christmas! My two used to love it and always wanted it read to them. They especially liked the bit where Tom gets a bit cross and over excited and has to go out for a walk with Grandad. Haha So real!
You have a great collection of books there. :)

Purpletreebird said...

Thankyou Renilde and Ginny, I expect I will. :)

Thanks Jo, I too have Rupert Annuals from when I was little. I just have to look at those pictures to be transported back in time to that magical world of Nutwood Forest!

Thankyou Mary and Ana :)

Thanks so much Marilyn, I'll have to turn down your offer, I'm quite happy to be having this mild winter! ;o)

Thankyou Kim, they cheer me up no end!
Thankyou Bella and I'll look forward to your new year visits :)

Thanks Carol, Maybe I'm feeling a bit retro right now? I don't need Charity shops, I have loads of kids stuff here still! ;o)

Thanks Karen, yes I love Shirley Hughes illustrations, have done since I was a child myself. I bought that book for the pictures rather than the story! :)