Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

10 Days of Home-Made Christmas Cards: Day 10

Merry Christmas y'all. A very special hohoho to the fabulous followers of this blog! Thank you! You give credibility to this place! The following card is this year's. The Koala is based on a Koala teddy bear I once had. Following the art is a photo. More on that at the end.

Now for the photo. This was taken at Sagamore Hill, Teddy Roosevelt's Long Island home, back when I was about 19. I asked the two Rangers, who were stationed there, to pose with me while I pretended to be apprehended for who knows what anymore and the Ranger on the left is holding my Koala. You can kind of make it out, there. It may be the only photo of it so look closely! Have a fabulous rest of the Christmas Day. Cheers!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

10 Days of Home-Made Christmas Cards: Day 9

Here is a card from 2003. In it a short haired kitty grows longer fur to keep him warm in the winter. For inspiration... I morphed our kitty Conor Makem into his brother Big Eric. Hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas Eve!

Friday, December 23, 2011

10 Days of Home-Made Christmas Cards: Day 8

This card is one of my very favorites. I know, I've probably said that for each post. This one features the "Terrible Tea Time" ladies. I hope you can read it. hand writing HAS improved since 1991 when I drew this up.
At the end of the cards look for a special holiday extra.
We were having a raffle at the library for Patron Appreciation Day on Wednesday (the 21st) and a patron donated an item that I REEEEAAALLLLYY wanted. It was Christmas in a jar.
It was perfect. It really captured everything about decorating for the holidays without all the bother. Christmas in a Jar is all you would ever need.
The only problem was...the staff wasn't reallly supposed to try to win. So I put in John's name. Hey, he's a patron. Right? Well, almost. But I knew I would never win. The odds were against me. Then, yesterday, I got a call from Tami, the Assistant Director. She said... to come to the library. She had something to tell me. So I went in and she, Patience and Randi surprised me!
They had basically put in names of relatives so that if any of them drew a name, they would give it to me!

That was SOOOO nice! So thanks, ladies. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

10 Days of Home-Made Christmas Cards: Day 7

It is a well known fact that the older you get the more you hate snow. When  you are a kid... someone else does all the maintenance, or the maintenance you do is fun. Not anymore. There is no fun to be had shoveling the flat roof, even though there is now a door so one no longer has to climb out the window. So here's hoping for a sunny Christmas and a happy global warming to all!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

10 Days of Home-Made Christmas Cards: Day 6

We have crows that hang around. Sometimes we feed them. Sometimes they feed themselves... if they have access to the garbage bags.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

10 Days of Home-Made Christmas Cards: Day 5

This one is from 1992, not long after Nico and I had taken up habitation with a certain grumpy (but never dull!) banjo playing Scots person.

Happy Birthday, John!

Monday, December 19, 2011

10 Days of Home-Made Christmas Cards: Day 4

This card was from 2004. I draw a lot of dogs. In fact two cards featured black and tan dachshunds. They are graphically fun to draw like black and white cats.