Monday, December 8, 2014

Celebrating Christmas is one of life's entertainments

Of course anyone who has ever read or looked at any blog of mine knows I am Christian. Christians celebrate Christmas which is all about the birth of JESUS The Messiah . You can read about the first Christmas on these blogs of mine: and then read 

You can view some of the images that are common to any Christmas celebration and that I  drew, painted [sketched], and signed and or photographed to create visuals for any who want to understand how Christians celebrate Christmas.  The first one is of a singer who is so into the song that she closes her eyes in reverence. She is dressed in Christmas red. This singer is not a real person. I put some of the songs that Christians sing at Christmas below the photos so that you can play them on youtube and sing along. 

The next sketch is of a Christmas tree setting on a platform like one might see in any mall or retail store in U. S.

The next image is a photo only of a Christmas cross that belongs to me and that I photographed. The Southern Baptist Christian faith does not make images of JESUS nor graven statues of HIM in any form, in accordance with Exodus chapter 20, King James Holy Bible.

This next image is a Christmas greeting as one might see on Christmas cards. I photographed this for the purpose of sending messages of peace and joy around the world.

The next image is my photo of my Christmas tree and the corner of my dining room in Missouri as it looked in  a previous year. I add ornaments every time I put it up. My entire collection of ornaments that spanned 25 years of collecting was stolen by my exhusband in Colorado in yr 2006 who sold them at auction after  stealing them from me to try to ruin my life.  But I started a new collection when I moved to Missouri in Oct 2009.  So, it was sort of bare tree that year. But you can see how Christians decorate trees with lights, ribbons, ornaments if they can make or buy them and to have a well-lit glowing tree in the dark winter month of December just adds brightness and happy feelings to homes.

The next image is my sketch of a fruit basket. The giving and getting of food and fruit baskets is a very common way of Christians sharing the good will of Christmas with other people. Traditionally, Christians do a lot of sharing at Christmas: they buy or make gifts for family and friends, donate to charities, provide feasts for all who are in their circle of family and friends, sing carols at church, donate to churches, give gifts to their Pastor, and choir, donate to missions. A particular mission that Southern Baptist Christians donate too is the Lottie Moon Christmas offering that raises money for sharing the gospel around the world. Lottie Moon was one of the first Southern Baptist missionaries to go to China to share the gospel and she is honored for that by the naming of that fund-raiser for her.  I created a mini exhibit of the art of #China that I created and posted it to my as a way of remembering that every Christmas the Baptists in Convention raise money to send missionaries to China and to all countries of the world in keeping with the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20, KJV.

This next image is my photo of a christmas card I received that makes the point that celebrating Christmas has very much to do with children, and that planning events that include all children is one of the goals of Christmas celebrations. 

 The next image is my sketch of a Christian church with stained glass that has no images of JESUS or disciples since Southern Baptist, and Anabaptists do not worship images or make images of GOD. 

Here is a collection of Christmas and Christian music that you can enjoy. I am not linking them but you can copy and paste the addresses into your web-browser  :

8 hrs christmas instrumental music:

Christmas carols:; with Thomas Kinkade art 

We three Kings ..sung by King's College Cambridge :

O come all ye faithful ; Kings college, Cambridge:

O holy night: Kings College; Cambridge:

*O Holy night Mormon Tabernacle choir w lovely video of symphony, choir, soloist, bells :; includes an event of a veteran

Life is a gift by Mormon Tabernacle choir: [Thanksgiving] ; my fav is Shakr song with bells

Battle Hymn of the Republic:

Below are other symbols that represent me, Gloria Poole, RN, artist of Missouri and this blog also:

This is my photo of the U S flag that flies near my apt in Missouri. 

Personal logo of Gloria Poole of Missouri for yr 2014

8 Dec  2014: Copyright notice: this blog and all content on it is created by me and owned by me  Gloria Poole residing in Missouri but born in the state of Georgia, and it is covered by U S copyright law. I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to this blog and to all content on it, all words, all photos, and all art represented by photos that I photographed. I have the actual, tangible art I created and photographed.  This blog and or its individual posts may not be transferred to anyone anywhere,nor have domains forwarded to it that do not belong to me, nor be saved to disk, nor downloaded, nor printed at remote,  nor copied, nor photo-copied [screen-captured] , nor in any way with any method be reproduced. I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to all words, art and photos I create  with any method of technique or medium on any surface anywhere any location any reason or no reason, whether or not I photograph it on any camera, phone, etc, and whether or not I publicly display it anywhere. I have never signed a blanket waiver of my copyrights to art I have created and do not have an artist's rep [agent], nor literary agent to represent me, and never did.  I drew,  painted, signed, photographed and uploaded all art on this blog and on any blog of mine.

For the record and to establish provenance of art I have already created also: the art I have created and signed and posted to this blog of mine is part of an on-going series of art I created since year 1991 beginning in Atlanta, GA that "blossomed"  in year 2005 in  Aurora, Colorado when I lived there for one year [May 2006-May 2007], and art began to really become an integral part of my efforts to save the baby humans from premeditated destruction. In 2005, I began to realize I could use the art to illustrate my talking points in some cases, and to build a secondary "career' for me as artist.  In the year 2006 when I had endured and lived to tell about it a violent crash down a flight of stairs and had trauma, fractures, concussion, because my then-husband DBP tried to kill me to 'make it look like an accident" and he tried to twist off my broken leg, I had immobility for months except on crutches and walking boot after surgery to repair fractures and implant metal. As I sat with leg propped up I began to draw daily and paint to occupy the time and my mind. I also began to post art to the web on my blogs and websites, and also photographs I had photographed. I began a series of art then that is named "ethnic series by Gloria" [me] to attempt to draw and paint an art work of every ethnic group tribe, language, culture in the world and I created eight initial oil paintings in the first batch and posted them to the web on domains of mine.  I moved from Aurora to zip code 80203 for 2 and 1/2 years and then moved to Missouri on Oct 31, 2009 with the art I had in my possession at that time. I paint some of the sketches I created  in do-overs into oils on canvas and those are very visible on the web. I put many of them on my mini exhibit of art at, and also on my Picasa albums at

 I, Gloria Poole, am a white, Southern Baptist Christian, brown-haired woman, single-again, twice-divorced,natural mother of only two children who are grown daughters named Jennifer and Leigh, and also a republican, personhood promoter, prolife activist-blogger, photographer, artist in all mediums, poet, author, illustrator, cartoonist, writer, University of Georgia alumna, U S citizen born in the state of Georgia [but I lived in several places including New York, UK briefly, Nebraska, South Carolina, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina], former TV producer,tweeter, Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri [but before that in Georgia, UK, other states], owner/writer/blogger/photographer/illustrator for words that WORK, and also for Tapestry of LIFE,and also for Life Media & Publishing in years 2004-2011; and a just-for-fun-photographer, and citizen journo . Gloria Poole is my real, born with legal name and I resumed my full maiden name including my surname of Poole legally by Court order at the time of divorce from male DBP in Colorado in Oct, 2007 at Centennial, Colorado; and I also removed the Pappas name from my name forevermore at the time of final decree in Oct 2007 . I was glad to end that four year horrible marriage of multiple trauma and injuries to me caused by male DBP, [which I testified about in Court on several occasions ].  That second divorce is public record in the state of Colorado, and my first divorce is public record in the state of Georgia. I have created art regularly since 1991, and I had formal training in drawing and in mixing colors /paint and painting in oils and I post much of the art I create on blogs of mine. You can see some of that art on one of my name blogs at and see the about me page of that blog for the list of art blogs I own and post art too, that are all different. .

Copyright. Gloria Poole also known as Gloria on art I create and sign and in real life since it is my real, born with first name;  and as  Gloria Poole, RN, artist and on the web as : gloriapoole; gloria-poole; gloria.poole; artist-gloriapoole; @gloriapoole; @gloria_poole; gloria0817; gpoole817; Ms. Gloria Poole; Poole.Gloria; gloriapoole-paintings; cartooning-by-gloriapoole; photo-by-gloriapoole; gloriapoole.RN; artist-gloria;  gloriapoole-artist; gloriapooleRN at yahoo in which the RN is standard abbreviation for Registered Nurse, and other variations of my real, born with and legal name of Gloria Poole  at my own, private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone, on 8 Dec 2014 at  11:18am.