Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Eliza

Here is a sketch of the gingerbread house decorating queen, my niece Eliza. I'm on the road so this was colored with the only coloring implement I could find at my folks' house - a red scripture marker. sad.

Friday, December 16, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Friendly beast

As I racked my brain for Christmas things I like I remembered my favorite Christmas carol from childhood:
 Jesus our brother, kind and good 
Was humbly born in a stable rude 
And the friendly beasts around Him stood 
Jesus our brother, kind and good. 

 "I," said the donkey, shaggy and brown, 
"I carried His mother up hill and down; 
I carried her safely to Bethlehem town." 
"I," said the donkey, shaggy and brown.

It's a good thing I liked the animals so much because in all the Christmas nativities I was part of I was always cast as a farm animal. Cow, donkey, camel. In my kid mind they were a lot better because they did something, not like Mary who just sat quietly  - BORING. 
(I do as an adult have great respect for Mary, the real Mary)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

12 Days of Christmas

I drew this on the first day of the 12 days of Christmas. It's a partridge in a pear tree. I'm not good at Christmas. This is my token effort since A loves the holiday.