Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year filled with health, happiness and success.
Hope you enjoy the holiday season... a time for family, a time for giving and a time for reflection.
The print is by my mother Brownie Downing (1950’s). I only found it a week ago as she did so many! This is a special one for Christmas to remind us that who we call animals are really just other beings and they also need to send their Christmas wishes to Santa Claus!
I am delighted to say that my sister Chele is developing a new website for Brownie which will go live early next year. We want to commemorate her life and her work for future generations.
Here is a little quote from her that makes us all think about life and the happiness that she saw in children:
"You see, for a child, for example, a tree is full of pixies, gnomes, fairies and flowers. A child believes - and I also believe - that there is magic in the world, that flowers do feel and understand, and that somehow we have lost touch with so many things. These are the things which I like to put into my paintings and drawings and books."
You see there is still a child in every one of us, and we must always believe in our dreams.