Monday, 11 January 2016

Xmas is Done: The Pictures Live On



As is usual on the blog, I did a large number of seasonal entries, each with one or more pictures. This year it seemed to me that the pictures were a particularly festive collection, and they looked lovely in the file where I collected them. So I put them on their own Pinterest page – which is here, and has links to all the individual entries if you want to know what books they illustrated or just to look at the blogposts. 


And I thought they also deserved their own entry to mark the end of the festive season.  So here they are, from the violets of Advent via church and carol-singing, panto and pinups, mediaeval Xmas, desirable presents, a variety of Santas and some Magi, snowmen, capri pants, some Xmas hats and a mask.




Xmas My Friends the Misses KAdvent - Starlight violetsAssassins Prayer 1Assassins Prayer 2Assassins Prayer 3Children of Green Knowe xmasChristmas DayChristmas SavagesChristmas TragedyThirteen ProblemsChristmas with the SAvages 1Christmas with the SAvages 2Christmas with the Savages part 2Dean's Watch 3Dean's Watch present 2Dean's Watch umbrellaDean's Watch Xmas presenthttp://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cai.2a11465Face to FAce Picasso in a scarfFinishing Stroke  2Finishing Stroke 3Finishing StrokeFinishingStrokeMagi Yeats smallerMillar Vanish Snowman 2Millar Vanish SnowmanMillar Vanish XmasMurder at the Old VicarageMurder for ChristmasNew Year  nine tailorsTied up in Tinsel 2Tied up in Tinsel DDWhite Witch Xmas 1Wintle's Wonders 1Wintle's Wonders 2white witch xmas 2Xmas My FriendsWintles wonders 3Xmas Starlight 1Xmas Starlight

8 comments:

  1. These are such lovely 'photos, Moira! You really chose them well, as ever. It certainly is a festive collection, and I'm glad you put them up on Pinterest, too.

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    1. Thanks Margot - I find them very cheering to look at, they make me smile, so I hoped they might have the same effect on others.

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  2. Moira, I like the representative pictures that you choose for your reviews. They go well with your posts and also tell their own stories.

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    1. Thank you Prashant, that's nice to hear, it's what I would have hoped for.

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  3. I see you have better luck formatting than me!

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    1. No! I wanted it to look much neater than this, but blogger really doesn't like dealing with pictures does it?

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  4. I thought I had a favorite here (the woman in black mask at top) but then went through them and kept finding more I liked. Another favorite is the Gil Elvgren pinup picture.

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    1. Oh thank you Tracy, that's lovely to hear, just the reaction I hoped for. I love the pinup (of its time!) and did think it was perfect for the book.

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