A4 winter scene drawn in graphite pencil on 16 September 2010. First pencil piece I’ve done for a little while. This one might make a good Christmas card I thought, never too early to start lol!
This is the first piece I did after having a very minor stroke, so it holds a lot of meaning for me. I was very scared about trying to draw again, but knew that I had to try. I find drawing very soothing (unless it’s going badly wrong lol) and it normally helps to soothe and calm me down.
I’ve always been mad about anything vaguely connected to Christmas so that’s why I chose this as my first piece ‘after’. By doing something connected to Christmas I knew that it was likely to help make me feel better and happier, which it did! I hope you will like it as much as I do.
This piece also reminds me of going to Midnight Mass at the village church every Christmas Eve. The atmosphere in that church was so very magical, ancient stained glass windows, 14th Century church, full to bursting with so many people. It was full of love and made you feel so peaceful being there! When I was younger it used to be freezing in there until body heat warmed it, but then they finally fixed the heating.
For me, Christmas always used to start with Midnight Mass there at St Andrew’s Church; and it was the walk through the village and the trees up to the church that started Midnight Mass itself. A true atmosphere of the real meaning of Christmas is always to be found in there at Midnight Mass. God bless!