Merry Christmas 2020 Happy New Year

Here we are again, facing the end of another year. I doubt there will be many tears shed when we say goodbye to 2020.

The Weekly Prompt

I’m finishing the year off having a go at the excellent weekly prompt challenge which this week, happens to be a subject close to my heart. The prompt is ‘art’ and I think it is a great way to end this year of never-ending lockdowns and restrictions. Right, that’s the last time I’m going to mention anything to do with the ‘V’ word. Back to the weekly prompt and I’ve always enjoyed art, looking at it, reading about it and actually taking part in it.

Portraiture

My favourite subject is portraiture. Over the years, I’ve drawn many hundreds of faces, usually with a pencil or charcoal. I have painted a few, but I never really got on with the medium. I did make a post about the many portraits I have drawn last year and I’ll add a link to the page later if I remember. One problem I have with any drawing I complete is the feeling of insecurity when I have finished. I give a once over and think to myself, ‘well, that’s not really very good.’ Others are usually very complimentary of my work and although I don’t take commissions, I have done the odd one or two drawings for friends and family. I have to admit that I get a thrill thinking someone has taken one of my drawings, framed it and have it hanging on their wall.

Another Year Over

So another page of this blog comes to an end. If only people knew how I slogged and cajoled myself to get these words down, this is me looking for praise again. I know it’s the same for all of us bloggers so now I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It can’t be any worse than this year, can it? The Christmas card that I’ve posted is made up from a photograph I took of my Grandson when we were on holiday in 2016. Through the magic of Photoshop, I added the cat, moon, Father Christmas and made the photo look as though it was night time. Stay safe everyone and wear a mask when you venture out.

You can see my post about drawing here.

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121 Comments
  • June Lorraine Roberts
    December 19, 2020

    Love the Christmas compilation…Happy Christmas Trevor

    • Trev
      December 19, 2020

      Thank you, June. Happy Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • John
    December 19, 2020

    Have a blessed Christmas, Trev. Stay safe, be well. ????????????

    • Trev
      December 19, 2020

      Thank you, John and you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Yetismith
    December 19, 2020

    That’s a lovely card, Trev and from what I’ve seen, your faces are brilliant. I’ve been teaching myself to draw faces because I always wanted to be able to. It’s a bit late and I’ll never be a patch on you but at least you can see it’s vaguely human now! Best wishes to you for Christmas and the New Year! XX

    • Trev
      December 19, 2020

      Thank you, Yeti. The main thing about drawing is that you enjoy it. It makes you feel good just being creative. Merry Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jay
    December 19, 2020

    Merry Christmas. xo

    • Trev
      December 19, 2020

      Thank You Jay. Merry Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Peter's pondering
    December 19, 2020

    Thank you Trev. A Merry Christmas to you and yours and a happy and a healthy New Year ahead. (I got carried away and watched the lesson on charcoal drawing!)

    • Trev
      December 19, 2020

      Thank you, Peter. Merry Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Crystal Byers
    December 19, 2020

    Lovely photoshop magic! Merriment and Happiness to you!

    • Trev
      December 19, 2020

      Thank you, Crystal, Merry Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Little Charmer
    December 19, 2020

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    • Trev
      December 19, 2020

      Thank you and a Merry Christmas to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Gersom Clark
    December 19, 2020

    Nice photoshop, Trev! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • Trev
      December 19, 2020

      Thank you, Gersom, Merry Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Gersom Clark
        January 1, 2021

        Happy New Year Trev! Blessings to you and your loved ones!

        • Trev
          January 1, 2021

          Thank you, Gersom. You too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • conniejjasperson
    December 20, 2020

    Hello, Trevor! Quote: “One problem I have with any drawing I complete is the feeling of insecurity when I have finished.” Just so you know, we ALL suffer from “imposter syndrome,” that feeling that we aren’t as good as those we admire. You ARE good enough, you are witty enough, and I must say, you have a good eye for portraits! Peace, my friend, and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you so much, Connie, I appreciate your kind words. A very Merry Christmas to you. ????????

  • jimflanigan
    December 20, 2020

    Merry Christmas and all the best to you in 2021.

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Jim and the same to you. Merry Christmas ????

  • gc
    December 20, 2020

    Merry Christmas and a safe and happy and healthy New Year to you from Susan and myself. All the best for 2021.

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Gerry, Merry Christmas to you both. ????????????

  • susiesopinions
    December 20, 2020

    I see on Good Morning Britain that you have had it pretty bad. Really hoping that next year is better ????

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Susie, Iโ€™m sure 2021 cannot be any worse. Merry Christmas ????

  • Pied Type
    December 20, 2020

    Keep drawing, painting, writing — but only when the spirit moves you. It should be fun, right? Meantime, a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you. Yes, I think anything creative should be fun. A Merry Christmas to you. ????

  • willedare
    December 20, 2020

    I very much admire the visual artists among us. Hurrah for your lovely photoshopped holiday card! May 2021 be kinder and gentler and wiser than 2020…

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Will. Merry Christmas ????

  • KINDNESS WISDOM
    December 20, 2020

    Blessings to your Family ???? for us to you our Dear colleague ????????โคโค

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Kindness, Merry Christmas ????

  • almerighi
    December 20, 2020

    To you too Trev, greetings from Italy

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you and a Merry Christmas to you ????????????

  • Going Batty in Wales
    December 20, 2020

    I do understand the feeling that what you create is not good enough but if you get pleasure out of it that surely is the point. If all you ever do is enjoy the process and then stick the finished painting in a drawer or even paint over them you have had fun and hurt nobody so that has to be good. I hope you have a good Christmas and I think we are all hoping that life eases next year!

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you. I think itโ€™s an insecure thing which seems to beset many creative types. Thank you for your best wishes and Merry Christmas to you and yours too. ????????????

  • Philip Edwards
    December 20, 2020

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    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Philip, Merry Christmas ????????????

  • laborsettadelledonne
    December 20, 2020

    Thanks! Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Merry Christmas ????????????

  • bernhard1965
    December 20, 2020

    I wish you a merry christmas too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Stay well

    Best regards from Germany

    Bernhard

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Bernhardt, Merry Christmas ????

  • susurrus
    December 20, 2020

    A magical card indeed. Happy Christmas. I share your hope that 2021 will be kinder to us. It is hard to write at the moment but more of a pleasure when we finally press ‘Post’.

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Susan. Merry Christmas ????

  • luisa zambrotta
    December 20, 2020

    Merry Christmas to you, dear Trev ????????????

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Luisa, Merry Christmas to you too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jacob
    December 20, 2020

    Nice cosy card! Happy Christmas Trev. Looking forward to more fun and more portraits on the other side!

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Jacob, Merry Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • America On Coffee
    December 20, 2020

    Same to you Trev! ????????????????

  • mariaraquelbonifacino
    December 20, 2020

    interesting blog, congratulations!!

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Maria and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ๐Ÿ™‚

  • mariaraquelbonifacino
    December 20, 2020

    Merry Christmas and Very Happy New Year

  • vincenza63
    December 20, 2020

    Thanks a lot and God bless you! ????

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Vicky. Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Lisa Orchard
        December 20, 2020

        What a great post! Christmas is my favorite holiday! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Let’s hope 2021 is better than 2020!

        • Trev
          December 20, 2020

          Thank you, Lisa, very kind of you. Merry Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Craig White
    December 20, 2020

    May God bless you trevor, hope you have a superb Christmas my friend.. ????????????????

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Craig and the same to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JosieHolford
    December 20, 2020

    Great card Trev!

    • Trev
      December 20, 2020

      Thank you, Josie and a Merry Christmas to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lou Carreras
    December 21, 2020

    Merry Christmas Trev!

    • Trev
      December 21, 2020

      Thank you, Lou, Merry Christmas ????

  • Lara/Trace
    December 21, 2020

    Well well well done, Trev, and Happy Christmas! I can’t wait for 2020 to end.

    • Trev
      December 21, 2020

      Thank you, Lara, Merry Christmas ????

  • Herb
    December 21, 2020

    Merry Christmas and happy new year, sir!

    • Trev
      December 21, 2020

      Thank you, Herb, Merry Christmas ????

  • juliecroundblog
    December 21, 2020

    It’s great having the opportunity to converse on wordpress. A lot of people press ‘like’ but do not comment. I sympathise with your situation as hubby was made redundant at some stage and it had a severe effect on him. It is horrible being unwanted. Still, we are grateful to have each other during this dreadful time, although there is covid in the branch of the family that lives in London. Only two for Christmas dinner this year!

    • Trev
      December 21, 2020

      Thank you, Julie. Yes, we have to be grateful that we are not affected like some families are. Merry Christmas ????

  • Johnny Jones
    December 21, 2020

    Happy Christmas to you Trev; your blog always makes me smile.

    • Trev
      December 21, 2020

      Thank you, Johnny, Merry Christmas and thanks for the kind words. ????

  • librepaley
    December 21, 2020

    Happy Christmas and a better 2021 to you.

    • Trev
      December 21, 2020

      Thank you and the same to you, Libre ????

  • Invisibly Me
    December 21, 2020

    Iโ€™d love to see some of your other portraiture, Trev. Iโ€™m not sure if youโ€™d be comfortable putting them up on your blog but Iโ€™m sure everyone would be interested. Iโ€™ve never had much talent for drawing, no matter how much I wish I did.

    Youโ€™re right, no tears shed at seeing 2020 disappear. Letโ€™s just keep our fingers crossed this virus is in the rearview mirror before June 2021 so we can enjoy the second half of the year!

    Merry Christmas to you & your family ???? Stay safe & have the best time you possibly can, all things considered. Best wishes ????

    Caz xx

    • Trev
      December 21, 2020

      Thank you, Caz. I will have to have a look if I can find a way of putting them somewhere online so I can show them. Merry Christmas and likewise, I hope you manage a good time. Stay safe. ????

  • Amanda Ricks
    December 22, 2020

    When I think of you I think of art and creativity. I hope you and Debbie and a lovely, quiet, and safe Christmas and New Year. ????

    • Trev
      December 22, 2020

      Thank you, Amanda thatโ€™s very kind of you and your words are very much appreciated. Merry Christmas to you and your family. ????

  • morgantarot
    December 22, 2020

    Merry Christmas โค๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

    • Trev
      December 22, 2020

      Thank you, A merry Christmas to you too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michele Pruitt
    December 22, 2020

    Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

    • Trev
      December 22, 2020

      Thank you. Michelle and Merry Christmas to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • philosophy through photography
    December 23, 2020

    Merry Christmas my friend

    • Trev
      December 23, 2020

      Thank you, Merry Christmas ????

  • denise421win
    December 24, 2020

    Thanks and same to you

    • Trev
      December 24, 2020

      Thank you, Denise, Merry Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • leegschrift
    December 24, 2020

    I wish i wish you a merry merry christmas and i hope a new year will come. Let’s do it! haha
    What a lovely card it is.

    • Trev
      December 24, 2020

      Thank you very much, Merry Christmas to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amit Kumar
    December 24, 2020

    Merry Christmas
    Wishing you happiness and peace in the coming New Year.

    • Trev
      December 24, 2020

      Merry Christmas and thank you, Amit. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Domenico
    December 25, 2020

    Merry Christmas!! ????

    • Trev
      December 26, 2020

      Thank you, Domenico, Merry Christmas to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • masgautsen
    December 29, 2020

    Merry Christmas and happy new year

    • Trev
      December 29, 2020

      Thank you very much and the same to you. ????

  • opinioniweb - Roberto Nicolini
    December 29, 2020

    Buone feste e buon anno nuovo!

    • Trev
      December 29, 2020

      Thank you very much, Roberto. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jadi Campbell
    December 30, 2020

    the card is beautiful!

    • Trev
      December 30, 2020

      Thank you, Jade. Happy New Year. ????

  • Efrona Mor
    December 30, 2020

    That is a great way to end the year with art.. Cheers to a better 2021~

    • Trev
      December 30, 2020

      Thank you, Efrona. Happy New Year to you too. ????

  • anotherdaywithjulie
    December 31, 2020

    Hi Trev! I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award! You can view the nomination here… https://anotherdaywithjulie.home.blog/2020/12/31/sunshine-blogger-award-nomination/

    • Trev
      December 31, 2020

      Thank you, Julie, thatโ€™s very kind of you. Happy New Year. ????

      • anotherdaywithjulie
        December 31, 2020

        No problem. Love your blog! Happy New Year to you too!

        • Trev
          December 31, 2020

          Thank you ???? ????

  • Victoria
    December 31, 2020

    Happy New Year, Trev!

    • Trev
      December 31, 2020

      Thank you, Victoria, Happy New Year to you too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • almerighi
    January 1, 2021

    A happy new year Trev!

    • Trev
      January 1, 2021

      Thank you and a happy new year to you. ????

  • JosieHolford
    January 1, 2021

    That card is really something! Quite lovely. And yes on the slog. And double yes on “art”. All the best for this new year and lights at ends of tunnels and all other relevant cheery cliches.

    • Trev
      January 1, 2021

      Thank you, Josie, I appreciate your very kind words. Happy New Year to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • smarinucci1970
        January 2, 2021

        BEAUTIFUL CARD , HAPPY NEW YEAR TREV, LOVE YOUR WORK THANKS YOR MAGNIFICENT STORIES. ???????????? SINCERELY SHARON

        • Trev
          January 2, 2021

          Thank you, Sharon, I appreciate your kind words. Happy new year to you. ????

          • smarinucci1970
            January 4, 2021

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          • Trev
            January 4, 2021

            Thank you, Marina.

  • Dave Kingsbury
    January 6, 2021

    HNY, Trev, here’s to much productive blogtivity … if that’s a thing!

    • Trev
      January 6, 2021

      Thank you, Dave and the same to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • VEM comigo!
    January 8, 2021

    Ainda que atrasado: Feliz Ano Novo!!

    • Trev
      January 8, 2021

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • cheriewhite
    January 8, 2021

    I love the card, Trev! Wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Trev
      January 8, 2021

      Thank you, Cherie. Happy New Year to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • growingupfra
    January 28, 2021

    I’m soooo late for this, but I really want to wish you a very very happy 2021!

    • Trev
      January 31, 2021

      Thank you and the same to you ????

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