murphy girl

16 November 2007

superstition


Christmas candles should be left burning until Christmas morning and should rest undisturbed from time of lighting until they are snuffed.

this morning we are having our first real, stick-to-your-ribs snowfall in my little town....it's fantastically and magically beautiful! and the flakes are big, fat, christmas flakes that float down and bring back your childhood memories of christmas!

when we were kids, my grandmother lived in reading, pennsylvania, and at christmas we had the good fortune to visit her, and, of course, hershey! talk about magical! that is one of my happiest childhood memories.

alas, by january i'll detest the snow and the impending months of winter left to endure....but for now, i'm in love!

15 Comments:

Blogger get zapped said...

Gorgeous and festive! Wow, snow!

16 November, 2007 12:53  
Blogger erin howe said...

I miss snow. Love the woodcut effect.

16 November, 2007 13:21  
Blogger Josh (musarter) said...

Great Christmas theme in light of the impending season. Done very well.

16 November, 2007 17:23  
Blogger Cathie said...

lovely. i love your style and enjoy seeing what you draw each week. i would love to visit hershey too!

16 November, 2007 18:12  
Blogger k*smith said...

Wonderful illustration!!

16 November, 2007 18:24  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

i am always impressed with your work and it excites me too! Always super wonderful!

16 November, 2007 21:04  
Blogger Diana Evans said...

oh what a lovely read...It snowed here for a while today...but no flakes on the ground...all melted...I love the snow and especially when it falls so softly and lands on your eyelashes...

oh and I remember my visit to Hershey too....I smelled chocolate all through that town...amazing!

great job!

16 November, 2007 21:44  
Blogger Valeriannah said...

How warm and cheerful! I can taste the eggnog now.

17 November, 2007 09:02  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Please send me a snowball. xoxo

17 November, 2007 13:12  
Blogger imwithsully said...

Oh snow. It's only a matter of time here too in Indiana. Cute illustration to get us all ready for the holidays.

18 November, 2007 19:10  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Elegant and lovely!

19 November, 2007 09:54  
Blogger Random York said...

I love this image- you are astounding! I read that holly was used to repel fairies! Wild thought!
Happy Thanksgiving!

20 November, 2007 11:28  
Blogger mrs. b. said...

What a lovely illo!! We just had a little peek at winter here in the midwest, I'd never heard of that candle superstition before! Nice work!

22 November, 2007 02:58  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Beautiful design work, you really have an eye for composition and color!

I just moved from the SF Bay Area in CA to Oregon and I couldn't believe my eyes this morning when I looked outside and saw birds walking ON our pond. Wow! That's cold... I think this is going to be a loooong winter!

23 November, 2007 21:43  
Blogger NANCY LEFKO said...

I feel the same way...the snow could cease on Dec 26 and it would be fine by me !! Love the image !!

29 November, 2007 16:04  

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