Simeon’s Song by swo8 Blues Jazz from the Special Christmas Album in iTunes

This song and video is called Simeon’s Song by swo8 Blues Jazz from the Christmas Album in iTunes. It’s a direct quote from the Bible and read by Big Dio. He’s the one that ate all the cookies on Santa and ravaged his sister’s dolls before Christmas when he was a little gaffer. I am told that all has been forgiven. 4:51 min.

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Winter view mother and daughter

Everyone has their own take on landscapes with snow. My mother saw it one way and I saw it slightly differently. The first view is a 12″x 9″ oil on canvas board unsigned and undated but I know it is my mother’s work, M.E. Snelgrove. I titled it First Snow because sometimes late in the fall, when some of the leaves are still in full colour and have yet to fall, the first snow comes. The river has yet to freeze and the colours of the leaves are reflected in it. In northern Ontario, Canada, where I spent many years the snow would come in November and not leave until April. The winters were long and very cold. People were forced to shovel their roofs to keep them from collapsing.

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Below is a 16″ x 12″ oil on canvas board painted in 1976 by me, L. Martel. There is a great French Canadian musician who wrote the song “Mon Pay” (“My Country” in French). His lyrics stuck in my mind when I painted this picture. “Mon pays, ce n’est pas un pays, c’est l’hiver” (My country isn’t a country it is the winter). In Canada our winters can be long, cold and hard to endure. But in that cold our resolve is tempered like steel is with heat.

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CHILD OF WONDER BY L. MARTEL

This is a 12″x 16″ oil on canvas and completed in 1982. It is a portrait of a child gazing out a window. Something has caught her attention and that sense of wonder is on her face. I decided to post this today because of something that Erik Hare of Barataria said, “This time of the year, the holidays bring back memories that allow us to see the world, once again, through the eyes of a child.” It is a time of hope in a time of despair. Only through the eyes of child can we see what is really important.

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First Snow by M.E. Snelgrove

This is a 12″x 9″ oil on canvas board unsigned and undated but I know it is my mother’s work, M.E. Snelgrove. I titled it First Snow because sometimes late in the fall, when some of the leaves are still in full colour and have yet to fall, the first snow comes. The river has yet to freeze and the colours of the leaves are reflected in it. In northern Ontario, Canada, where I spent many years the snow would come in November and not leave until April. The winters were long and very cold. People were forced to shovel their roofs to keep them from collapsing.

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