Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Ready and Waiting

Lights are twinkling all around the house especially those
on the stairs that I made myself at the 1 day course at CCAD

"Deck the Halls..........."
With Christmas only a few days away the title of this post "Ready and Waiting" would suggest that I'm super organised and have got all of the food for the family Christmas sorted as well as all of the presents wrapped. In fact it is the title of the dry point etching by Emmerson Mayes, of two Redwings sitting on the branch of a tree, that my husband and I bought each other as a Christmas present. It took a bit of getting as the original print I saw at the Biscuit Factory was sold by I took Paul to see it. After e-mailing the artist it turned out that the other 5 prints had also sold in other galleries around the country. However after meeting Emmerson in November at his one man exhibition in Harrogate, featuring his latest collection of paintings from a year's work carried out at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, we agreed that we would buy the original "artists proof" which we had framed and is now hanging in our hall just in time for Christmas. It looks wonderful!
Ready and Waiting


  1. HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!! Loving all your decorations! Have just posted off my essay due today ( 02.45 so can finally get Christmas decorations and feel Christmassy at last!

    I thought I recognised your beautiful print...I was sent a card from Bianco Nero when I went and checked a few minutes ago It was his picture 'The Very Fortuitous Field fare' on the front ( which is why I'd kept it!! The exhibition finishes on the 24th (at Stokesley afew doors along from Lyndons shop) so stil time for a look/extra Chrissy pressy to yourselves...!!!! Have a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New Year, especially health and happiness :-)

  2. What a coincidence and well remembered! I haven't been to that gallery but will try and pay it a visit, but probably not until after Christmas so will miss the Christmas exhibition.
    Glad you got your essay done as you can now relax and enjoy Christmas.