A few posts ago, I mentioned that I’d joined Unity, the official forum on Enya’s website. I’d joined in good time to hear about a special event that the organisers run every year, and that’s the Christmas Card Event. Basically, any or all members of Unity can send a Christmas card to any or all of the three people who, it has to be said, are what we know as Enya (Enya, composer and singer herself; Roma Ryan, the lyricist; and Nicky Ryan the producer). The idea of a card of mine (apparently, they do read them) sitting on Enya’s mantlepiece in Manderley Castle got my creative juices flowing and I thought it would be fun to try.

I knew that Enya and Roma were fans of my favourite artist John William Waterhouse, so I thought it’d be nice to do something ‘Nino’ inspired. The result? I did a  ‘Christmas’ version of Waterhouse’s 1902 painting Boreas. It’s subtle (no fairy lights or holly, I’m afraid) and I didn’t take a great deal of time on it but it’s got something I like and it was fun to do. So much so, in fact, that I decided to do a bigger and better one that I’m not far off finishing.

But in the meantime, here’s my 2011 Christmas card to Enya, Roma and Nicky…

Well, there you go, hope someone likes it! I’ll post the newer version soon 🙂

I’m outta here,

Jimbob