Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Merry Christmas

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, goodwill to men
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This year I'm not sure I will be hearing the bells on Christmas day as we traditionally always do?  Living in a small village, our traditions in these uncertain times will probably not happen this year.  The Mummers play in the pub on Christmas eve will not take place, the church will be dark and silent for midnight mass. This time last year, who knew we would be where we are now and that the year would be so different to other years... No one ever knows the future and time carries on with its ups and downs, happiness and tragedies, laughter and tears.  For me there have been beautiful, scary and sad times but I am grateful that my family and I are here as we move into 2021.

Creatively, (like many) I have struggled to produce a lot. In situations like these you stop, take stock and assess what is most important in life. New things have been born. Digital downloads (which seem quite popular) and a Youtube channel. Nothing stays the same and everything changes and evolves. 
As I mentioned in a previous post. I will be wrapping this blog up at the end of this year.  I do plan another but I may take a break? It's been 12 years since I began here and there have been various glitches on the site for a while now. I changed the html a long time ago and have forgotten what I changed? Now sites need to be able to cope with phones and tablets adapting to certain sizes, so a new one makes sense. But as soon as I have another one up and running, I will let you know here and share the link. 
In the mean time, I send out a big thank you to all that have stopped by here over the years. For your comments, likes, love, encouragement, shares and constant support of my shop and work. 
I wish you the happiest festive time, filled with love, hope and optimism   
and a peaceful, healthy Christmas and new year.
 I will leave with you my latest video...  Please come and join me on You tube and subscribe if you haven't already! 
Merry Christmas dear folks!
See you in 2021! 
Karen x



  1. Merry Christmas and a Healthy and safe 2021. Will miss your blog, but look forward to your new one, when you are ready. Always so Magical. Xxx

  2. Merry Christmas Karen, and thank you for your beautiful words xx

  3. I enjoy seeing your art work and am glad to hear that when you close this blog you will start another. Have a Blessed Christmas.

  4. Thank you, blessings to you and your family. I always love your work and thoughts.

  5. happy holidays, karen! i look forward to visiting your new space when you get one.
    love, kisses & magical wishes!

  6. I have loved your blog and your art hope I see both in the future. I never got one of your hares sadly but one of your barn owls guards my dreams above my bed.I wish you a good new year and stay safe.

  7. Dear Karen, I will miss your blog :( but hope for new beginnings somewhere else and in the meantime will subscribe to your Youtube link.
    I hope that you and your family are enjoying peaceful and happy winter festivities.
    With all my very best wishes and look forward to new ideas in 2021. Lynda :) x

  8. I am so sorry to hear that you are stopping your blog - I have so enjoyed looking in at your beautiful world over the last few years. I will definitely visit your YouTube site however!
    Wishing you all the best for 2021.

  9. I hope 2021 is a happy and healthy year for you and I will hopefully read your new blog when you get up and running but until then best wishes for the new year xxx

  10. Just found this post. Hope you will see this. I understand your taking time and revamping. Way to go! I did want to say thank you big time. You give me a lift whenever I view your posts. That is a gift. I have one of your pictures next to my bed. Makes the start and end of my day special. Again thank you. From me in Maine blessings


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