Canada Waits For Christmas – December 23rd
Hello and welcome to “Tibb’s Eve.” That’s what they call the day before Christmas Eve in Newfoundland. I just discovered this today when I asked Newfoundland painter Reilly Fitzgerald if I could showcase some of his bold and bright paintings of winter on Canada’s East Coast.
CBC ran a great article today about Tibb’s Eve that included this info: “Folklorist Philip Hiscock says the name of Tibb’s Eve originates from an old English saying, ‘Not until Tibb’s Eve’ — which was a way to tell someone that something wasn’t going to happen.”
I love this colourful artwork! Santa, if you’re still watching and listening, I would like some privacy… and one of these paintings! Thanks, you jolly old elf. 🙂
Enjoy Reilly’s work as much as I do? Follow him on Twitter @reillysart and visit his shop online.
Great Big Sea sings “Old Black Rum” about a party on George Street in St. John’s, like one that might happen this Tibb’s Eve.
“Well the queen of George Street just went walkin’ on by
Walkin’ on by with some guy who don’t care
That she stood in line since half past nine
And spent three hours on her hair”
Here’s a book I received a few years ago as a gift. I really enjoyed Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens.
Thanks as always for dropping by to spend some time with me. Happy Tibb’s Eve! – Lori 🙂