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The Christmas rush

Sorry I have not posted in quite some time but things have been crazy!!! I will hopefully elaborate in the near future. I have, however, gotten carried away with my Christmas drawing. My wife and I have been including one of those "newsletters" in our Holiday cards for the past several years and last year I added a Santa drawing at the last minute. Not my own, just clip art that I re-touched. So this year I had the brilliant idea to do my own drawing. Why not? Some people even call me "artist". So my pencil art very rapidly became a full blown digital painting. Now my wife wants them printed and rushed as cards. So now my art has actually costed me money!

So here they are. My pencil sketch....


..and the final painting. Happy Holidays!!!!!


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