Creative Writing – December 2015 “Merry Christmas it well be!” by Karen Robinson

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INTRODUCTION

Creative writing and simple ink drawings have become a part of my art for therapy process.  I have found that these activities, practiced regularly, help to ensure I maintain a good sense of wellbeing.

 

MY CREATIVE WRITING PIECE

Being near Christmas Day, a day where through my entire life has been marked as a special day, I decided to write a piece for said.  As a child, there were many years where we had little to no money to spare but there was always something special for each of us in the way of a gift on Christmas day.  My creative writing piece below is a summing up of what Christmas has become for me now that I am in my early 60’s.

Title:  ‘Merry Christmas it well be!’

“I cannot help but become a little sentimental around Christmas time. It’s a time I think about my family, about how it was when I was a child, how it was when my son was alive and how it is now. I went shopping the other day with my dear, sweet daughter where we purchased Christmas gifts for her father, her husband, for me and I for her. It didn’t seem necessary to think of purchasing gifts for any others, other than a gift I had already purchased for her elderly grandmother. Kris Kringle is a ‘no goer’ this year, just because it seemed unimportant to buy small, inexpensive gifts that wouldn’t be best suited for the receiver and therefore put aside and never used. I guess we are lucky; no… I know we are fortunate, compared to many others, out in the wider world, who barely can feed themselves, or put a roof over their heads, or have any decent clothes to wear, let alone be able to educate themselves, or their children, or even be able to gain good health-assistance, or find gainful, meaningful employment. So it doesn’t seem right to do anything else other than count our blessings. So Christmas time for me is a time to share with loved ones, and to come together for just a short while and reconnect as families. To remember those who are no longer with us, in a way that respects our memory of them. To be grateful for being able to just do that – in a safe and secure environment, where Christmas lunch is plentiful and where within our homes, our country, there resides a degree of certainty about tomorrow.

To all….a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and sincerely wishing you all the very best…wherever you are!”

Karen Robinson © October 2015

 

CREATIVE WRITING INSPIRING ART!

These particular paintings/art works are produced in a quick and spontaneous manner and is unlike my other painting method – which is planned and takes many, many hours to complete.  I enjoy both methods!

 

 

CONCLUSION

Once again to all….a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and sincerely wishing you all the very best…wherever you are!”

 

© Karen Robinson, December 2015

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Art and Creative Writing: “Happy Christmas 2014”

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No. 1 View of 'Happy Christmas' Oil on HW A3 Paper by Abstract Artist Karen Robinson NB All images are subject to copyright laws.JPG

No. 1 View of ‘Happy Christmas’ Oil on HW A3 Paper by Abstract Artist Karen Robinson NB All images are subject to copyright laws.JPG

 

It’s Christmas Day and early in the morning.  The streets are quiet and no one seems to be out and about, perhaps still snuggled in their beds.  The birds are awake and busily chirping, and the sun is hiding behind some clouds.  The morning is not cold and hints at a warmer day ahead.  Once my husband has risen from is bed and our family dog has had his daily walk, we will firstly set out to visit Fawkner Memorial Park to pay our respects to our son, as it will be now 5 years since his death and five Christmas’ we have not had him here, in our presence.

Afterwards we will spend time at my husband’s mother’s home, where all his brothers and sister gather to have Christmas lunch.  It is usually a very happy and enjoyable time where we laugh a lot, exchange big hugs and kisses and enjoy each others company.  My daughter with her husband joins us in the late afternoon, after having lunch with her husband’s family.  I look forward to seeing her, look forward to seeing her smile, and seeing her with her husband, seeing her with her Nana, Aunty, Uncles, Cousins and us her mum and dad, seeing how much she belongs amongst these good people.  It is also a time where I find myself contemplating how fortunate we all are and how much I cherish these yearly opportunities to share as we do…

Boxing day is the day my side of the family get together, and is another day where hugs and kisses are shared, along with another big festive lunch and the exchanging of gifts.  This is very much a time, where as a family, we do a big catch up and there is lots of story telling, laughing and sharing of precious time…

I try to take lots of photos on these occasions.  Photos are important to me as they capture small pockets of memories that can be revisited, when the memory fails to recall, these ever so special moments.

So from my family to your family, I wish you all the very best today – Christmas time with family and friends is such a precious gift of time for sharing…Karen Robinson

 

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