Monday 21 December 2020

AJJ ~ The meaning of.. Winter

 Hello creative friends, 

So Winter begins.. frosty days and nights .. 

As a child every Christmas Eve i'd be taken to see 
the Christmas lights in the City and choose one present. 
Always a book or a set of felt tip pens.. 

 I used this napkin last December and remembered how taken 
Elizabeth was thinking I had drawn it, so thought i'd use it again. 

Can you see where the napkin finishes and where I begin..?? 

painting in a little toy shop there was always one on the high street full 
of dolls houses, the biggest of teddy bears and toys of children's dreams

Mesmerized by the twinkling lights, BIG show stopper star on the tree 
and the sweet cinnamon smells from the bakery filling the night air..

Wrapped up in my Winter coat, woolen mittens, scarf and hat 
I always hoped for a sprinkling of snow but it never came.. 

Warm winter wishes 
Tracey xx

Sharing todays creativity with: 

AJJ ~ My Theme .. *The meaning of.. * Winter
Try it on Tuesday ~ Christmas Sparkle
Country View Challenges ~ Anything Christmas


My name is Erika. said...

That is a fabulous napkin Tracey, and what you did with it is really amazing too. What a fantastic page. I like your winter view. Frosty but still an enjoyable season. It would be great to walk down a street by such wonderful shops with your cheeks turning pink from the chill. That sounds nice actually. This has been a fun month at AJJ Tracey. Your challenge is wonderful. Hope you have a happy Christmas if you don't post before then. Hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal pages and memories of your childhood. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

Mac Mable said...

No evidence of the napkin starting and finishing Tracey but plenty of evidence of fabulous creativity and wonderful memories x. I enjoyed reading your post and sharing your memories with you x.

Trillian As said...

So nice memories and a wonderful journal page. I loved toy sops too. So much to dream.

craftytrog said...

What a lovely memory Tracey, and it's so clever how you have extended the image from the napkin. It's a magical scene.
Alison xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I STILL think you drew that scene, Tracey (grin). It's beautiful and so well done, I'm impressed with where the napkin starts and stops, too. Thank you beyond belief for sharing yet another incredible beauty with us using your theme at Art Journal Journey.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracey, another amazing project. Love reading about your memories too. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Have a lovely safe Christmas. Hugs, Angela xXx

aussie aNNie said...

Super gorgeous card and adorable images, love the colours you used too. xx

Sue said...

Oh Tracey I have napkin envy, and as Eric and Ernie would say "you can't see the join" It's a beautiful page filled with so many wonderful details. You have some lovely childhood memories, oh to be young again lol. Take care and Merry Christmas xx

Redanne said...

What wonderful memories Tracey and what a beautiful scene you have created, it has all the magical wonder of a Christmas, it is an absolute delight. I could not even begin to tell where the napkin ends on your beautiful page.

Keep safe and well my friend, it is such a shame that things are going in the wrong way at the moment... sigh. Hugs, Anne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful page! I really couldn't see where your painting began and the napkin finished 😀. Your Christmas scene is amazing - love it! We popped to the bakery today near my mum's as she wanted some of their bread and meat pies, so yummy! I guess the snowman has the right idea standing right outside with the lovely smell of this fresh cinnamon rolls ...mmm! Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Truly beautiful Tracey! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

rachel said...

This is beautiful!Absolutely amazing! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges. Hugs rachel xx