Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

For me, Christmas came a few days early.

Sharon Wright, an amazing portrait artist living somewhere in England! sent me a portrait she did some time ago, and which I was lucky enough to 'win' in a lucky draw she had, oh, nearly two years ago!

It's taken that long to get to me, living at the bottom end of Africa.  No, the postal service was not to blame.  The cost of posting was!  We tried to think of various (less expensive) ways of getting this lovely lady to her new sunny home, but in the end, Sharon just decided to send it anyway.

And here she is, ready to be taken to the framers as soon as they get back from lounging around on the beach!

Thank you Sharon.


To everyone out there in blogland, have a wonderful, fabulous day, and may your good fortunes increase in the new year.



32 comments:

Maree said...

Oh my word Liz, what a long wait! But certainly worth it, it's beautiful! Here's wishing you a lovely festive season and LOTS of inspiration in the new year!

deepazartz said...

Merry Christmas, Liz!
And Advance wishes for the New Year as well! I do hope and pray that 2012 is a fab one for you with all your dreams coming true:)

conservativelybohemian said...

Liz, thanks so much for finding me. When I switched to the Wordpress blog, I found I couldn't quite remember all the blog addresses I was following on my original blog. That painting Last of the Summer Wine is absolutely beautiful!! Of course, I've always loved your work. Congrats on your portrait win too. I hope that you are able to get back to painting and posting regularly soon. I sure missed seeing your work! Hoping you have an awesome Christmas day!

Katherine Thomas said...

That is a really beautiful portrait. Your work is beautiful too! I like the portrait of the horse, and Max and Dad, all of them! Merrry Christmas!

Sharon Wright said...

A very merry Christmas to you, Liz. Thanks for the link and I'm pleased to see the pic didn't get too smudged!
I wish for you a very productive, successful and happy 2012.

Prabal said...

I think the wait was worth it. Nice people keep getting these gifts all the time. :)

A very happy Christmas and a great new year to you..

Lars Käker said...

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Vinayak Deshmukh said...

The portrait is fabulous. Congratulations on winning it. Wish you a merry Christmas. Hope the new year opens up new horizons for you and your art

Two French Bulldogs said...

beautiful. Merry Christmas
Benny & Lily

Darel Javier said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!! :)

Harry Kent said...

Come and gone already!

Hope you had wonderful Chrismas, Elizabeth.

May the New Year bring you eveything you hope for.

Thanks for the support you shown for my work over the year.

warmest regards,

Harry

martinealison said...

La joie de Noël est absolue avec l'arrivée de ce portrait si attendu... Il est très joli.
De gros bisous à vous

Anthony Duce said...

Enjoy the holidays...

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This portrait is absolutely beauitful! We love it so much!
We wish you happy holidays- peace and love.
love
tweedles

Cathy Gatland said...

Christmas is over already, but I wish you a wonderful holiday season (I'm sure you're enjoying the cricket) and a fantastic New Year Liz - hope it's not too busy so we can see more of you here in blogland!

Marty said...

Liz, I hope you had a wonderful christmas ! I wish you happy days and may all your dreams come true next year !
the portrait is really fantastic !
bisous Liz

Arti said...

A beautiful gift, Liz
Have a great new year!

suzannepaints said...

Wonderful! Happy New Year. Keep up the great work, Liz.

hmuxo said...

Beautiful portrait, Liz!!!!
Happy and Healthy New Year!!! looking forward to 2012 and your future work!!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Maree, she is lovely isn't she an worth the wait!


Thank you so much Deepaz.

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Sherry. I'm glad we've reconnected and thanks for a really nice comment. See you in the New Year.


Hello Katherine and thank you so much. I hope you had a glorious Christmas as well.

Art with Liz said...

H iSharon, she found her new home in pristine condition! (Her, not the home!) Thanks so much - will let you see her framed - the workers should be back at their posts next week.


It was worth the wait Prabal. And thank you for thinking of me as nice. I think you're nice too!

Art with Liz said...

Dear Lars, thank you for visiting and for the good wishes. I hope you, too, had a wonderful Festive Season.


Thank you so much Vinayak.

Art with Liz said...

Beautiful Benny and Lily, thank you. Hugs.


Thank you Darel, and all the best to you for the Festive Season.

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Harry. As you say, another year slipped by. Your work is always thought provoking and I guess that's what great art should be. Thank you for being there and thank you for visiting me. See you in 2012!


Hi Martine, yes a great Christmas present from a really great portrait artist. Enjoy your trip and look forward to seeing lots of your fabulous work in 2012.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Tony, you too!


Dear Tweedles, thank you for visiting and thank you for your lovely comment and good wishes. May 2012 bring you joy and happiness in that wonderful forest of yours.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Cathy and thank you. You've been really busy - have you also been following the cricket? Must say it was well done Sri Lanka.


Dear special Marty, thank you so much. Hope to see more of your artwork as well as your beautiful photographs in the new year.

Art with Liz said...

I was a very lucky person Arti! Thank you and you have a good 2012.


Thank you Suzanne and good luck with your exhibition!


Hi Hilda, thank you and all the best to you and yours as well. See you in 2012 (maybe with some pastel work!!)

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Congratulations on the win! Sharon is a fantastic artist.

Hope your Christmas was great and your New Year will be too.

ketnamor journee said...

That is absoulty beautiful, the portrait itself says alot!, if its not to much to ask whats her website?

Look me up =] ketnamor
http://paletruth.blogspot.com/

Chloe H. said...

do you know that the way you captured her face is AMAZING?! :) xo

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