December 31, 2011
Happy Happy Happy New (and Gnu) Year to everyone!!!
Along with 2011 ending so too concludes HoHoDooDa.
It was a fun ride and I want to thank everyone who followed along and cheered us on. I also want to thank Marion and Laura for being such great partners, for their support and for their many, many wonderful sketches. It really made this holiday season all the more special!
December 29, 2011
Had a bit of a HoHoDooDa hiatus. Christmas was absolutely lovely, but it did use up a fair amount of energy.
So, gots to recharge for 2012.
Because it’s going to be a great year! That’s why!
Let’s hear it for 2012! This is our year! Right?
December 24, 2011
December 21, 2011
These two lovely turtle doves from last year’s Twelve Days series, graciously stepped in to take over the HoHoDooDa sketch tonight. They were very understanding about the decorating, wrapping, baking and all around spazzing that needed to take place tonight instead of a brand new sketch.
Thank you turtle doves.
Oh, right! They wanted me to make sure to wish y’all a Happy Winter Solstice!
December 20, 2011
December 19, 2011
December 18, 2011
I love holiday cards. I love getting them, but most of all I like making them.
At least it starts out that way.
There’s the initial concept. Fun!
Sketching it up. Fun!
Drawing, painting, tweaking. Fun! Fun! Fun!
But then, there is the whole standing in line at the post office because I absolutely must have those special snowman stamps.
Followed by an attempt at addressing the cards and the subsequent admitting to people that I wrote their address on a scrap piece of paper last year and my cat batted it under the couch and apparently a spider drug it away to it’s nest, so could you pleeeeeeease give me your address for the fifteenth time… and I promise I’ll key it safely into my iPhone this time!
Couple that with the fact that I waited until pretty much the last minute, even though I promised last year and the year before that and the year… ok, the past ten years that I would start in August.
Before you know it, I’ve got a holiday card meltdown on my hands.
Does any of this sound familiar? Am I alone with this?
Anywho, fun? Not so much.
But despite the griping and moaning, after all is said and done, the truth is, it’s just not Christmas until I’ve sent off all my cards and, of course, I receive that very first card in the mail, be it Christmas, Hanukkah or Festivus (I’m still waiting for my first Kwanza card.)
I just love holiday cards!
It’s tradition! Every bit of it, from fun to meltdown and I hope it never goes away!
December 17, 2011
Being Santa is hard work. I should know, I was a Santa all day today at the L.A. Santa Con. If you don’t believe me, check it.
Anyway, that’s my excuse for blowing off sketching again today. So here is yet another oldie from last year. Nice to have a wee bit of color here for a change too.
So, I solemnly swear I will post a new sketch tomorrow. No more cheating.
December 15, 2011
December 14, 2011
Gone fishing. In other words, kinda doing some other stuff, other than drawing today.
Eh, it happens.
So, instead of HoHoDooDa-ing today, I slipped in this little guy from a couple of years ago.
It happens. Don’t judge.
December 13, 2011
Undaunted by the fact that he is now separated , Murgatroyd continues to troll for love.
Busy. Busy. Busy.
Quickly dashed this one off early… pant pant pant.