Tag Archive | Christmas

Special Times

Back in 2016 some of my recent work was published on my art-blog. I called them X-mas Cards.
From the moment I made the cards, I had the feeling the reference wasn’t quite right.
As of today I call them Special Cards.
To me Easter, Christmas and New Year have a broadened meaning.
The significance of those happenings reaches further than only on those particular days.

One of the subjects portrayed is a star that shines.
At Christmastime the Star of Bethlehem, which shows the way to the Birthplace of Jezus, is an iconic symbol.
It gave hope and directions to the Magi searching for The Innocent Child, Baby Jezus.

In this day and age, times may look dark, hazardous and desperate …
it is in this turmoil that we are in need of guidance and help.

I wish for every Soul, to have a Light that shines, even in its darkest hour.
A Star that shows us the Way back Home.
A Home where there is Peace, Love and Unity.
A Place called The Whomb of God.

You can find my cards and other art at https://yvonsartwork.wordpress.com.

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Reflecting on the Holi-Days

These past few years there has been an increasing public awareness of the animals and their ill-being in the bio-industry.

Amongst others Wakker Dier (Awakend Animal) has held several campaings to show the circumstances of housing and growth of the food-animals. I believed all the campaigns have raised the public alertness for such suffering.

This last month of the year 2014 we contemplate on the Birth of Christ, on the meaning of His Coming and the Message He brought us.

Is it not so that Jezus taught us to love and respect every being for we are all part of Gods Creation?

I do not find such respect and care in the way we “make” and consume animals, nor the way we treat animals in general. There is so much abuse and disregard of life.

Lately I’ve been unpleasantly astonished about the supply of food especially for Christmas. Suddenly everywhere you can buy deer, rabbit, and other kinds of “wild” meat & poultry. At a certain point, after seeing several advertisements on the telly in a very short time,          I cried …

why do we need to eat (more) meat & poultry and those special animals at one of the most loving and holy Times of the year?

Wakker Dier has made me clear that the fast majority of this Xmas meat & poultry is bloated. In The Netherlands we call them “plofkip”, “plofkalkoen”, “industrievarken” en “kooikonijn”. All to be understood as bloated chicken, bloated turkey, bloated pig and bloated rabbit.

It seems that the supermarkets and wholesailers have made huge steps backwards by offering us these food-animals, and in such large quantities. Yet again it is evident that when money can be made, the well-being of living beings is trampled on and disregarded.

I hope the public will have no need for buying these food-animals, so the industry will reap a heavy loss of revenue. Apperently that is the only way for or a chance on changing our foodconsumption-society into an animalrespected-society.

These reflecting and contemplating Holi-Days I intend to enjoy biological coffee, buns, cookies and last but not least the company of my three cats Annie, Charlie and Sammy.

Kind regards, Yvon

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