Monday, December 24, 2012

Have Yourselves A Very Merry...





Jim Henson's Muppets, 1955 a different art form emerged.


Poinsettias; l.w.roth; Acrylic; 20 x 20"; Sold


Snowy Sunset, l.w.roth; photograph, 2011
A glorious sight all season long.





It is a wonderful life. 
Live in the moment. 
Celebrate your blessings.  
Share the joy.
Addendum: I had a wonderful Christmas morning surprise. I discovered that that You Tube clip is not only the happy ending of the movie, It's a Wonderful Life, it's the whole movie. I watched it for the second time in my life waiting for Ellis to get up. He came down with a horrible cold last night and I've been nursing him since. My discovery makes this Christmas complete--and underlines my message to you all. It really is a beautiful movie, poignant to many of us who have put our loved ones before ourselves and have at times felt resentment. If you find yourself a couple of hours left on your own, enjoy. Just click on the upper left corner of the screen when the ending clip finishes. I was pleasantly surprised to see what happened.

15 comments:

  1. Thanks Linda for share the joy,with us!
    I hear ring the Christmas Bells in the various Churches around me... What a Wonderful day!!! I wish you happy winter days,Rita.

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    1. You too Rita. What are you doing reading blogs on this day so filled with family?

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  2. Now that is a classy image and thanks for the fun. Compliments of the season to you and yours.

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    1. And to you Mick. I hope you discovered the hidden surprise in my blog that I had no idea was there till early this Christmas morning.

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  3. Beautiful poinsettas..happy holidays!

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    1. Thanks Dan. You've seen them before. They are the closest I've come to painting anything seasonal. Now they adorn someone's else's home.

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  4. Merry Christmas, Linda! I love Kermit! :)

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    1. It was between Kermit, Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra, Kermit won; he's fun and so is the season.

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  5. Linda!
    I absolutely love the poinsettia! One of your very best! I love so much about it! I very much enjoy the thick paint, bold brush strokes, the striking composition, the dynamite colors and so much more! A real "Wow!"
    Have a great holiday season!
    (Oh, I have to run! I think I see Santa in my back yard! I do! And he's painting! Check out my blog later today! I am going to try to get a photo!)
    Your art buddy,
    Michael

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    1. I saw you in your back yard painting away that Christmas tree. I will be stopping by for a dose of your Christmas cheer.

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  6. Beautiful.. those poinsettas...I love the green ones best! Merry Christmas! Hope you have a wonderful day. :)

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    1. You too Celeste. I'll be having a different day. Instead of Santa, I'll be playing Clara Barton to Ellis' hacking cough, watery eyes, cold. For the first time in my life, I am making him chicken soup with matzoh balls. My mother and his mom would be proud. I hope they don't kill him.

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  7. It has an abstract feel, but I saw instantly what it was. Love the bold contrasts and makes thos warm colors really sing. I hope you're having a pleasant holiday.

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    1. I hope you are too, Roger. Mine isn't as we planned, but definitely memorable.

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  8. Beautiful painting! I love that muppets clip as well one of my favorites for Christmas :)

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