Sunday, December 22, 2019

Inside the Pages of a Story and Christmas Sparkle.

Beautiful December. As the sun sets the mist soften the spaces in between.
A fairytale pink blushes in the twilight. It could be any year, any century when things are obscured and trees stand ghostly on the horizon.
I could be in 1749, 1920, or in Godrics Hollow or Brigadoon.
 Or 'in the time of swords and periwigs and full skirted coats with flowered lappets' 
Inside the pages of a story, in a little shop in Westgate street, just near College court...
In Gloucester was where I found myself last week. So how could I not revisit the 'The House of the 'Tailor of Gloucester'
Simpkin had his own stocking hung up on the fireplace but was still up to mischief it seems.
The mice were busy, measuring and stitching.
And the Mayors waistcoat was already complete.  All except of course, one cherry coloured buttonhole.
This wonderful waistcoat was recreated in 1980 by Gloucestershire Federation of Women's Institutes. 
If you are a fan of Beatrix Potter and happen to find yourself in Gloucester, then it's definitely worth popping in.
The other reason for being in Gloucester was my birthday treat that evening. To see the Mediaeval Baebes in concert at Gloucester cathedral. 
I've loved their music for a long time now, so it was a real treat to see them, especially in such a magnificent setting. They played lots of their older songs, plus nursery rhymes from their new album 'A Pocket full of Posies' and many festive songs which got me into the Christmas mood. 
Here they are below, the line up from a few years back, singing a Christmas carol.
Back home with the winter mists still surrounding the village and a lot of flood water too now, the sparkles are in abundance. I brought the unicorn down from the studio to give extra sparkle this year. 

Here's to a magical and peaceful Christmas to you!
Thank you to all that stop by here and for the continued support of my art work.
May 2020 bless the paths you travel.
See you soon x