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Lawrence James Cornell
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom
For the past few years I have spent my spare time travelling to different parts of the UK to try to get to know my own country and its people better. Photography is my passion. I hope my pictures tell the story I want to tell.

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Angel without Wings Award by Nameda
  • Mood: Jolly
  • Listening to: I believe in Father Christmas
  • Reading: A Christmas Carol
  • Watching: Rare Exports
  • Playing: At photography
  • Eating: smoked almonds
  • Drinking: Coffee
''Oh, Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind and that's what's been changing. That's why I'm glad I'm here, maybe I can do something about it." — Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn)

It's funny but nothing says Christmas like an old black and white movie or one of the classics like Holiday Inn or White Christmas. My favourite Christmas story, whether as a book or as a film is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I have always been captivated by this tale. The transformation of Scrooge is a lesson that has meaning today and always. A mean and miserly man obsessed with money and gain is changed into a man of generous spirit and heart by being shown the error of his ways. 
Recently I have been able to enjoy journals from friends of mine regarding their own experiences of Christmas over the years. We all seem to have the same opinion on one aspect of Christmas. It was better years ago when we had less. Now it could also because we were kids then ( I'm sure that has something to do with it) but we all seem to have come from a relatively poor background. Christmas was a huge event in the year and the centre of attention for gifts, food and treats that were hard to find throughout the rest of the year. Our parents scrimped and saved so that our Christmas was as good as it could be. 
I have fond memories of Christmas eve and Christmas day. When I look back on those times now I am aware of how little we had. That fact made every little treat so much more special though. At the time I was unaware of what we didn't have. What I did have was the feeling of love and happiness and magic. That feeling has never left me at Christmas. Odd things have stuck in my mind like sandwiches made with hot turkey and stuffing that were legendary in our house. I can still feel the excitement of holding that sandwich with butter dripping down my fingers. 
Christmas was colder when I was a kid. I'm sure of that. In our house we had a gas fire in the living room and a paraffin heater in the kitchen but no other heating. I would wake up to condensation frozen on the inside of my bedroom windows. I just had lots of blankets to burrow under. 
We used to make our own mince pies and sausage rolls. Flour everywhere and drifting in the air like fairy dust. Oh and sticky pastry :lol: all in my hair and all over my clothes. Somehow the food got made :) 
I still make my own now, and gingerbread and a Christmas cake. 
All was done in a feeling of happiness though. 

"Christmas is just about my favorite time. Ever since I was a little kid, I always felt like it was my own personal holiday." — Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney)

What has changed over the years is that I get more and more enjoyment from what I can do for others rather than what is being done for me. I still feel it is a magical time and I love it all. I am totally aware of the over commerciality of Christmas by the retail industry but everyone has to earn a living. You don't have to buy into it ( not completely anyway :lol: ) Christmas and that special feeling comes from inside you. 
The desire to be as good a person as you can be. I try to do that all the time but Christmas somehow allows me to really put it into practice. 

"It's Christmas Eve. It's the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year we are the people that we always hoped we would be." — Frank Cross (Bill Murray)

Spare a thought for those who might need help if you can. I know it's not easy as it is such a hectic time of year, especially if you have kids. You may have an elderly neighbour who might be on their own now. For them Christmas can be a very lonely time so something small like a coffee and a mince pie can really give them a lift. You don't need to spend long with them, it just lets them know they are not forgotten. 
Maybe if you know someone who has trouble getting around you can do a shop for them so they have their food without having to struggle in the Christmas crowds. 
You get the idea though. You don't need ideas from me. I'm sure you know I just mean if you can help someone who is in need then please try to :heart: 

Now it is time for my feature. I have made some amazing new friends this year who have become very dear to me. Honestly this place (dA) is full of incredibly kind and loving people who also happen to be so creative and imaginative and skilled in their art. It is due to two of these people that I have recently been awarded my third DD. :iconempellina: and :iconjenfruzz: much love to you both :hug: Also to the very dear :iconyadiyada27: who has hung one of my pictures on her wall :heart: 
It is always unfair to single people out for special praise when so many of you have shown me such love and friendship over the last year so I will just say that I love you all more than you can know. I have had some hard times this year but it has ended up more or less ok and you have all been here for me through it all even if you didn't know it. I can't thank you all enough for just being there for me. I love your comments so much. :heart: And your notes :heart: I love to chat so please feel free to write to me anytime :heart:
So here come the pictures. If you see anything you like please take the time to let the artist know. I'm sure they will appreciate it. There are a couple of pictures here by :iconannakirsten: who needs our love and prayers at the moment. 

Foretoken by Trippy4U     BA - Winter's warmth by BoudiccaAmat     Polar express by ElenaDudina     Zwoelfender by megan7    

Merry x-mas and Happy Holidays! by Floreina-Photography     Serenity by Anwaraidd    Christmas tree! by mockingbirdontree    Untitled by StonyStoneIsStoned2     Snow melody by Anwaraidd

  Meeting by Sukilucky      Lormet-Holiday-Decoation-0188sml by Lormet-Images    After The Battle by Digitalzauber    Last play of color by AStoKo    Elegy by aspruli    

The sky has never been cloudy like THIS. by TheRafflesia    Candy Cane Lane by Nikonfinest    The Kelpies by Crannogphotographic    Withstanding It All by fotomademoiselle    Heathcliff by richardcgreen   

moments 6 by M0THart    . by 4ajka    Parisian Lovers by artamusica    Pioggia di luce by Francy-93   
Reflections by MaaykeKlaver      V by LidiaRossana    ... by empellina   

Feathers surreal by AStoKo by AStoKo       Christmas Pug by ScribalWriter      ...The call of Evil... by EsotericIllusion       
Snow Queen by GrimDreamArt      Early Morning Light by Kaeley   

Fallen by Kaeley    Untitled 6 by TataSunny    Merry Christmas by serel    A touch of blue by gigi50  

For winter II by marrgit          Blue Still by Metal-Bender          Fairy dust by syliou          Epines by Herculanum   

Surrounded by Ravensaura     Creating Stars by serel   We are all made of stars by thedaydreaminggirl   Parc de Versailles(Bosquet de lEncelade) by EmberRose95   Sunflowers by NataliyaBohdana   

Encompass by yadiyada27    Go with the flow by dashakern   A Police Box by Miarath    Beautiful chaos by erynlasgalenphotoart   

A visit to the lake by LovieLovetree    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...animation by ansdesign   Bon Noel by jennystokes    the secrets of room 8 (6) by M0THart   Crazy daisies by RezzanATAKOL   

Joy To The World by LUCILALEYLA   Nikon FG by Marloeshi   Old boots, dot art by rougealizarine   Winter Wonderland 2015 - New Sugar Creation by theresahelmer    

Come with me by dashakern    Reflecting the Mood by Gwitha-Kathes    Rain by ChristinaMandy    Down the memory lane... by bindii    Rusting Place by EvaPolly   

Trauma by Limeandrum    Song Of The Sea by IdelleX   Misty by Annabelle-Chabert    Blues by Nelleke   

Just the two of us by AnnaKirsten   Snowland V by Aenea-Jones    Forest Hunter by Mocris    ... by EKukanova    Leah by Trippy4U  

sweet as maple by fotomademoiselle   Eye Contact by Nikki-vdp   Giving Thanks by empellina    The Black Forest by TheJessPaige   For someone else by SilverMixx  

Petit univers by CleaLlyfr   Wild field by LidiaRossana   Tears of Fall by nehab16   Reflection by Kellsworths    

True Colors by BWilliamWest    poisonous perfection by ColorfulLadybug   winter is coming by ColorfulLadybug   Killing Chronus by RoseCS   

Winter wonder land by aamarypaige98   ((only as loud as the silence)) by ChristineKalliri   Through Herbie's Eyes by TeaPhotography   Streaching :-) by Nataly1st   

140 by natajla    Warm by GirlinTranslation   a bit of my heart stays there by hekla01  

colorful nature by ColorfulLadybug    When your all alone by Nikonfinest   spirit of the forest by Andaelentari   Colouring the Winter by Liudochka  

Solovki by Liudochka    Maison forestiere XVIIIe s Perigord by ClairObscur16   Cuddle by Nikki-vdp   did you ever know that you could be beautiful by knowhopeinme    angelic by IreneHorvath   

Crystals by Juanilla    Lilac music of the sunset by dashakern   Wolf by linneaphoto   Wild Forever by whispersoftheblue   

life is magical! by knowhopeinme    Mists Descending by AnnaKirsten    Pink cosmos by Mogrianne   Magical night by StonyStoneIsStoned2    

Thank you very much for taking the time to look through these art works. I know it was quite a big feature but I wanted it to be right up to date as it will most likely be my last feature of 2015. 
So please give these artists some love and appreciation. 

It only remains for me to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 
Merry christmas everybody Christmas Emote Christmas Dance Pixel Gingerbread Cookie christmas wave Christmas Carol :lights: :lights: :lights: Christmas emoticon Santa Juggle - 13 NaNoEmo #30 Reindeer Divider 
May it be full of love, joy and happiness. Remember to let your loved ones know that you love them. :heart: 
I send you all so much love :heart: :huggle: :hug: 
Keep creating, keep having fun and keep loving. Spread that love :heart:


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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
Thank you so much for featured my picturesLove Bear By Digithalie-d9piwp4 by mockingbirdontree  
                       May Your Day Be Filled With Kindness By Vafiehya-d by mockingbirdontree  
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
It is my pleasure dear Pia :hug: 
Irsanna Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you for the fav!
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you very much for adding my pictures in your wonderful collection! Mini Gif Bear By Mydreammagic-d6ov9ha by mockingbirdontree  
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
It is such a pleasure for me dear Pia :hug:
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Thank you handwhriting ~  F R E E S T U F F by AStoKo  
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
aspruli Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank You ...:star:..!
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Always my pleasure :hug:
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