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🎄The Mail Art Postcard Project #10 (December 2022 edition)
It’s in the mail!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Getting these postcards out a little later than I had hoped. Ever since the start of December, I’ve felt a little drained, not depressed or unhopeful, just normal happy but drained.
I’m looking forward to longer daylight hours, especially the ones with snow and sun reflecting off the fluffy snow drifts.
It becomes dark around 5 p.m. these days and the shortest day of the year is coming up this week (December 21).
Everything just seems compressed with sunlight minutes reducing more and more everyday on its way to Christmas.
It almost feels like everyone keeps busy running up to Christmas so that you don’t notice the shortening days. Then, after Christmas, with shiny snow and more minutes of day light each day, a little more energy emerges.
Oddly, I’ve been looking forward to this particular postcard all year, the painting is one I did way back in 2008, yet it remains one of my favourite paintings of all time. A simple little still life, painted from life. The original painting is in a collection in Lunenburg.
The image reminds me of the holiday season when you can buy a wooden container of clementines. And oranges in January, on cold, sunny winter days with snow all around. Have you ever eaten an orange outdoors in January on a snow and sun filled day?
Best way to eat oranges.
I hope Santa finds you where every you are. But if he doesn’t, maybe you’ll win the draw I’m doing this Christmas for a gift pack of blank greeting cards.
Stay tuned and Merry Christmas!