Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

January 17, 2014

wolf in sheeps clothing 450Sheila finally solved the mystery of that wet dog smell in her closet.

Felt like it was time for a nice animal idiom.

“Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing:
One would use this idiom to describe a person or thing appearing to be good but is, well, not so much. There seems to be a few different ideas about it’s origin, but here is what Wikipedia has to say about it.

Search

January 14, 2014

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Mitzy, Manny and Mo took eagle lookout duty very seriously.

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The Illustration Friday word of the week is “search.” I had a hankering to draw meerkats today, so these little goofballs showed up.

Time

January 9, 2014

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RACE AGAINST TIME

Despite strenuous training and conditioning, Murgatroid found it difficult to beat the clock.

The Illustration Friday theme for this week is “Time.” So, since it is 11:00 pm on Thursday, with only an hour  left to post… time is running out!

Post Holiday Doldrumoids

January 2, 2014

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We’ve always known of their existence, but for the first time ever, caught in mid listless, despondency, is what experts commonly refer to as the Post-holiday Doldrumoid…in the flesh……or rather, in the doodle.

No matter. It’s official. We have a Doldrumoid pandemic on our hands. They are here and we have got to deal with them.

Some effective methods for coping with these ubiquitous yet unwelcome creatures are as follows:

1. Ignore them. Doldrumoids have been known to eventually lose interest in their host and reluctantly disappear after a week or two.

2. Keep that crunchy Christmas tree up for another month, along with the exterior icicle lights and the inflatable snow globe on your lawn. Do this while ignoring the fact that the holidays are over. This method seems to keep the Doldrumoids at bay, but leaves the door wide open for Lackus Deselfrespectus spors to take hold.

There are no easy answers, but…

3. For those of us who need to get back to business… pronto, there are some drastic measures that can be implemented. Take tree and exterior lights down, box up Christmas decorations, shove said boxes up in garage rafters, eat salad, go to the gym and then actually make that deadline for your employer/client as opposed to staring blankly at the computer monitor (close mouth, wipe drool off chin, mind don’t get any on the keyboard.)

In the event none of the above methods prove effective, one can always hold on until February 14 when a virulent strain of Guiltus Cupidus overcomes the weakened Doldrumoids, offering minimal relief to some sufferers.

This has been an important public service announcement. You may now return to your regularly scheduled program. Thank you.

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Another redraw and a repost from a few years ago. Thought it might be apropos.

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This here fella is a redraw from a couple of years ago… or a re-gnu-ed drawing, if you will. He seemed eager to return and join in the last party of 2013. So I threw him a bone.

Along with 2013 ending, so too concludes HoHoDooDa 2013! A hearty thanks to all of you talented participants for the camaraderie, encouragement and fantastic art you have put forth this December. It’s not easy to commit to a sketch a day at any time of the year, but around the holidays… hoooooo boy! What an inspiration!

A big thanks also to everyone who followed along and cheered us on. You can’t know how helpful and incredibly uplifting that is!

All y’all really made this holiday season heartwarmingly special! May 2014 bring each and every one of you all the love, health, prosperity and creative inspiration there is to be brought!

Happy Happy Happy New (and Gnu) Year to everyone!!!

P.S. Why not take one more peek at all the cool HoHoDooDaers right here before dipping into the cheese ball and pouring that celebratory glass of bubbly!

HoHoDooDa Revisited

December 30, 2013

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HoHoDooDa got a bit waylaid for me about midway. So completely caught up in the wonder the whimsey the crazy that is Christmas but now re-emerging from the holiday wackiness with a huge list of resolutions clutched in my fist.

HoHoDooDa 2013 Day 15

December 18, 2013

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Another wee redraw of last year’s  “Mice Skates”

Skate on over here and check out my fellow HoHoDooDaers!

HoHoDooDa 2013 Day 14

December 18, 2013

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Didn’t get a doodle done today because I was finishing up my holiday cards. (Yeah, it’s tradition to be this late, thank you very much!)

So although it’s a bit of a cheat I decided to repost this from a couple of years ago. Thought it might be appropriate.

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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!

Now get yer elfin shoes over here to see what the other doodlers have in store for you!

HoHoDooDa 2013 Day 13

December 16, 2013

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(Click image to enlarge.)

Nothing says Holidays like a wiener dog. Am I lying?

Anywho, why not stroll on by here to see what the other HoHoDooDa Doodlers are doing!

HoHoDooDa 2013 Day 12

December 14, 2013

mistle toad 450 more white space

Undaunted by his recent breakup, Murgatroyd continues to troll for love.

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Murgatroyd and myself wish y’all a Merry Kissmas! Also a Happy Egg Snog (for our friends in the UK!)

Ok now, if you can tear yourself away from these groan-worthy puns, come on over here to see what my fellow HoHoDooDa doodlers are doing.

HoHoDooDa 2013 Day 11

December 12, 2013

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“Christmas Rapping”
(Click for larger view of Santa and his crew gettin’ down with their bad elves.)

Why not hip hop over here and see what the other HoHoDooDa Doodlers are up to!

HoHoDooDa 2013 Day 10

December 12, 2013

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Wasn’t able to squeeze out a doodle today, (hmmm, that didn’t sound quite right, did it?)

Anywho, I thought I’d post this guy from a couple of years ago. Also, it seemed like a wee bit of color was in order.

Hope y’all are having a great holiday season so far!

Why not stop on by here, to see what my fellow doodlers are up to.

HoHoDooDa 2013 Day 9

December 10, 2013

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“Dachshund Through the Snow!”

Peanut dashed around wildly. He was both puzzled and very excited.
“What is all this white, fluffy stuff on the ground?” he barked. “And why do my feets feel so tingly and cold?”

HoHoDooDa 2013 Day 7

December 8, 2013

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“Prancing With the Stars”

Why not hoof it on over here and check out what my fellow HoHoDooDa doodlers are doing today.

HoHoDooDa 2013 Day 6

December 7, 2013

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Getting into sheep shape after missing a day!

So now I’m even borrowing from my own darn self. Redrew this from a sketch I did a few years ago.

Why not pour yourself a nice hot chocolate and stop on by here and check out what my fellow HoHoDooDa doodlers are doing.