Post-Holiday Doldrumoids

January 2, 2019

doldrumoid redo 2019
We’ve always known of their existence. However, for the first time ever, we’ve captured in full, listless despondency, images of what experts commonly refer to as the Post-Holiday Doldrumoid.
 
This evidence suggests that a Doldrumoid pandemic is in full swing. Action must be taken in order to contain it.
 
Effective methods for lessening the effects 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 inflatable snow globe on your lawn. Do this while continuing to consume cookies three times a day and otherwise 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.
 
They are as follows:
 
• Take the tree, inflatable snow globe and exterior lights down.
 
• Box up holiday decorations.
 
• Hoist boxes of holiday decorations up into garage rafters.
 
• Ditch those stale cookies and eat a salad.
 
• Strap that fitbit on and go to the gym
 
• Spit the past-due eggnog out, cease posting memes and make that client/employer deadline.
 
• Close mouth, wipe drool off chin.
 
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.
Advertisements

HoHoDooDa 2017

December 1, 2017

hohodooda-hornamint copy

Oh hey!

Announcing (last minute, as is tradition) the beginning of HoHoDooDa 2017 (or Holiday Doodle A Day!)

If this tiny reindeer looks familiar, it may be because I’ve posted him in the past and he’s been nominated as spokescritter for this year. Oh and I realize they’re actually antlers, but antler-ments just didn’t really work.

So, what is HoHoDooDa?

Why, thanks for asking.

Back in December 2011, in order to create a shot of creative, mojo-inducing stress to the already jam packed holidays, my fellow illustrator pals, the talented Marion Eldridge and Laura Jacobson along with myself, engaged in a month-long sketch-a-thon. We dubbed it HoHoDooDa, short for Holiday Doodle a Day (maybe not that much shorter.) We did our best to create a holiday-themed doodle a day… or even every other day… or as often as humanly possible, from December 1 to December 31.

Fast forward to 2017 where this November has been a challenging month for all of us. So now, what with the holidays and all, it probably seems crazy to add this challenge to the mix. There may be some gnashing of teeth and it may all end in tears but in the end I’m sure a pretty good time will be had. It may even be rewarding, as it was in years past. So, what the actual heck! Doin’ it again this year! Who’s with me?

Hello? What’s that…?

Alright, it is entirely possible I may be the only participant this year, but anyone who would like to join in is more than welcome, no matter what winter holiday you celebrate! Don’t let the HoHo throw you. This is an all-the-winter-holidays doodle challenge!

Rules for HoHoDooDa:

“What are the rules for HoHoDooDa?” You may ask… Read the rest of this entry »

HoHoDooDa Day 1

December 1, 2016

Brew-dolph 2

BREW-DOLF THE RED NOSED REIN-BEER

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Oh hey!

Announcing (last minute, as is tradition) the beginning of HoHoDooDa 2016 (or Holiday Doodle A Day!)

If this tiny reindeer looks familiar, it’s because I posted him exactly a year ago (and lazily posting him again, in lieu of a new drawring,) for HoHoDooDa.

What is HoHoDooDa? Why, thanks for asking.

Back in December 2011, in order to create a shot of creative, mojo-inducing stress to the already jam packed holidays, my fellow illustrator pals, the talented Marion Eldridge and Laura Jacobson along with myself, engaged in a month-long sketch-a-thon. We dubbed it HoHoDooDa, short for Holiday Doodle a Day (maybe not that much shorter.) We did our best to create a holiday-themed doodle a day… or even every other day… or as often as humanly possible, from December 1 to December 31.

Fast forward to 2016 where this November has been a challenging month for all of us. So now, what with the holidays and all, it probably seems crazy to add this challenge to the mix. There may be some gnashing of teeth and it may all end in tears but in the end I’m sure a pretty good time will be had. It may even be rewarding, as it was in years past. So, what the actual heck! Doin’ it again this year! Who’s with me?

Hello? What’s that…?

Alright, it is entirely possible I may be the only participant this year, but anyone who would like to join in is more than welcome, no matter what winter holiday you celebrate! Don’t let the HoHo throw you. This is an all-the-winter-holidays doodle challenge!

Rules for HoHoDooDa:

“What are the rules for HoHoDooDa?” You may ask… Read the rest of this entry »

SkADaMo Day 23 (drawing 6)

November 23, 2016

turkey-travel

Although traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday can prove to be quite challenging, Thom felt it would be worth his while to get out of town for a few days.

HoHoDooDa Day 13 (late)

December 14, 2014

o holey knight

Alright, I realize these moths would have to be iron and steel eating moths to put holes in armor… but hey, creative license.

Why not take a stroll on over here for links to see what the rest of the HoHoDooDa doodlers are doing.

Oh, and if you are wondering what the heck HoHoDooDa is, check this out.

HoHoDooDa 2013 Day 15

December 18, 2013

Mice skates 2 450

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

Skate on over here and check out my fellow HoHoDooDaers!

HoHoDooDa 2013 Day 10

December 12, 2013

partridge-in-a-pear-tree-copy

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.