I am laughing because I know its very early but for many artists it is time to start thinking about painting the dreaded " Christmas Card" !
I say dreaded because I always have to fit painting one in amongst so many other things going on in my busy life. But each year my wonderful friends look forward to seeing what I have painted for my annual greeting card. And I don't want to let them down.
In the past I have painted robins, landscapes, snowdrops as well as Father Christmas. In fact I have lost count of the number of Christmas snow scenes I have painted.
But today my hands are covered in vibrant shades so I couldn't resist closing my studio session with an energetic poinsettia in watercolour, bursting with life and drama.
I love it.
Will it be my 2017 Christmas card?
I don't know but there is time to think about it. A little time anyway.
But I wonder if I was the first to wish you Merry Christmas!
( I am laughing again )