The concept of "Trompe l'Oeil" has been around forever, but has been given a new incentive by streetart (view a collection of some astounding street art here) and now also in daily life as cover up of empty shops (look at what has been achieved in this project in North Tyneside).
My own art is from a more humble nature (as you can see from the unrelated image of a Christmas picture binder here :-)), but I love to feature here another artist who is great at trompe l'oeil scenery: Janet Shearer.
Another collection of beautiful window scenes (which can have the same effect) can be found on Squidoo.
Art to make you feel good ... something we desperately need in this challenging time!
And having said that: it is nice to create a collection of your own beautiful Christmas pictures and gather them in a binder: after watching what beauty others create, there is no more fun than to create your own beauty or exert your creativity in other fields of life ... Have fun!