3 Little Birds - Season's Greetings! by Maree  Clarkson

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3 Little Birds - Season's Greetings! by 

Rise up this mornin’,
Smiled with the risin’ sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true!

Summer clothes have appeared in our stores and Christmas cards have suddenly filled up the shelves in all the book stores, reminding us that the holiday season is upon us! Every year I design a couple of Christmas cards, painting them on card size watercolour paper and sending them off to family and friends. But it seems the tradition of sending out Christmas cards is a dying one, as most people I talk to say they don’t send any cards anymore. A pity, because there is nothing more pleasurable than receiving a card in the post with some beautifully handwritten message of cheer…

This image is also available without the greeting here

  1. 17th December 2010 – FEATURED in Extremely Positive
  2. 17th December 2010 – FEATURED in Let Animals Stay Free
  3. 17th December 2010 – FEATURED in Country Bumpkin


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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • almaalice
    almaalicealmost 4 years ago

    Oh how I agree with you, even enclosing letters letting people know what you have been up to and receiving their news seems to have disappeared. We also go out for Christmas lunch now, my lovely son-in-law has decided that the ladies deserve a day off too. Whilst it is very nice not to have to cook and worry about whether the turkey is done it is taking some getting used to. This is a delightful card and I think anyone would be delighted to receive it. Alma x

  • Thank you Alma, and what you say is so true. I just LOVE receiving a letter in the post (besides bills!), but honestly can’t remember when last that happened… we’ve also been eating out on Christmas Eve or Christmas day for years now, and I really miss the family get-togethers when the tables were laden with holiday fare for days on end, stretching from Christmas day through to New Year. Ah, how life has changed…

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 4 years ago

    Ah, how sweet. Would you like my address? ha!

  • Thank you Marsha! And what a wonderful idea! Just BM me your address and I’ll get in touch with you over Xmas! Hugs

    – Maree Clarkson

  • marella
    marellaalmost 4 years ago

    I just adore their little EYES Maree !! Lovely

  • Thanks Marella! All the better to SEE you with!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    Clever!! And such a happy, lovely card! Well done Maree! I wish you lots of sales!! ;-)

  • Thank you SO much Liz! I’ll share my proceeds with you!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful card! I just love those cheerful little birds!

  • Thanks Dotty! Some early Christmas cheer!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 3 years ago

  • OMG Karen! Thank you for this feature, it’s absolutely great and I’m totally thrilled!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 3 years ago

    Merry Christmas!

  • WOW Lori! Thank you for the feature, it’s really splendid! and Merry Christmas to you too!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous!!Congrats on feature:) Merry Christmas! Love the Card, Cheers, Mary

  • Thank you so much Mary, and Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hugs

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    CONGRATS on your COUNTRY BUMPKIN FEATURE!!!! I am honored to be among you… LOVE your Image!!! :))))

  • Wow! Glad you like it Cookie, and thanks for the fav! ♥

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    Congrats Maree, this is so beautiful!

  • Thank you Buzy Lizzie!

    – Maree Clarkson

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