Santa gives good art

In two days it will be December 25, 2015. All around the world, people are either buying into crass commercialism and greed, or buying presents for their loved ones. You choose, it’s your national holiday, no matter what your religious persuasion. My artwork becomes grist to this mill – this guilt-ridden, list-making over-eating time. I see it wrapped and packed, I feel the anxiety of the ” what if I choose wrong”, but most of all I see people who want to buy some perfect thing for someone they care for. And it is a thrilling thing when that thing is something I’ve created.

Thanks Santa, for perpetuating this time of giving and receiving. Thanks to the powers that be that give us the time to spend with family. Thanks to the little baby Jesus who has as his birthday this time of excesses. Merry Christmas to you all, and best wishes for a safe, happy and prosperous new year.

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