12/29/15

Holly Jolly Santa Illustration


I've been wanting to add another Santa Claus to my art licensing portfolio for awhile. And this jolly fellow showed up in my sketchbook yesterday. Now the finished illustration. Really, don't you just love red cardinals. Last week of December... Happy New Year!
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12/28/15

Santa Claus sketch


I'm still in the Christmas spirit and this Santa Claus showed up in my sketch book. He's looking pretty jolly too. Maybe because Christmas is over?  

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12/24/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 24th


And on Earth... PEACE, Goodwill toward Men.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 24th

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12/23/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 23rd


A star... a star... Dancing in the Night.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 20th 

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12/22/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 22nd


A Partridge in a Pear tree... always makes it feel like Christmas.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 22nd 

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12/21/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 21st


The Fox and the Crow are spending Christmas together.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 21st 

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12/20/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 20th


The true spirit of Christmas... is LOVE.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 20th 

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12/19/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 19th


According to German folklore, nutcrackers were given as keepsakes to bring good luck to your family and protect your home. The legend says that a nutcracker represents power and strength and serves like a trusty watch dog guarding your family from evil spirits and danger. A fierce protector, the nutcracker bares its teeth to the evil spirits and serves as the traditional messenger of good luck and goodwill....

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 19th 

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12/18/15


Fa La La... Llama.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 17th 

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12/17/15


A puppy for Christmas? Get one from your local rescue shelter.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 17th 

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12/16/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 16th


Not a creature was stirring, not even a...

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 13th

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12/15/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 15th



Christmas is the season of giving. 

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 15th

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12/14/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 14th



Have a beary Merry Christmas.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 13th

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12/13/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 13th


Lucia Day ~ She was a young Christian girl who was killed for her faith in 304 AD. She wore candles on her head so that she had both hands free to carry food to the persecuted Christians hiding under the city in Rome. This Christmas tradition is still celebrated every year in Sweden on this day, December 13th.

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12/12/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 12th


For all the bird lovers... birds and berries.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 12th

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12/11/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 11th



Dachshund thru the snow... Ho Ho Ho!

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 11th

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12/10/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 10th


Meanwhile, somewhere near the north pole...

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 10th
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12/9/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 9th


All I want for Christmas is... world peace.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 10th

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12/8/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 8th


Got mistletoe?  Doggie kisses?

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 8th
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12/7/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 7th


To grandmother's house we go...

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 7th


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12/6/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 6th


Penelope the cat... just couldn't resist those beautiful Christmas ornaments.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 6th

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12/5/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 5th


Christmas mouse and a morning cup of tea.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 5th

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12/4/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 4th

Let it snow... it's Christmastime!
Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 4th
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12/3/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 3rd

All I want for Christmas is a pink Shasta travel trailer!

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 3rd

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12/2/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 2nd


Have yourself a... merry little Christmas.

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 2nd.

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12/1/15

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 1st


Happy December 1st! I will be illustrating a Advent Christmas Countdown everyday until December 24th. An Advent Calendar is a Christian Calendar used to count or celebrate the days leading up to Christmas. Hope I can keep up and that you'll follow along. xoxo

Advent Christmas Countdown ~ December 1st

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