Friday, December 23, 2005

Illustration Friday – Holiday


Technically this does not really depict a holiday, but let's say that we have opened our presents, stuffed ourselves with turkey, and decided to get a little exercise by heading out to build a snowman.

This is a lino print created for our 2005 company holiday card. I enjoyed doing it, and want to make more attempts at creating something so hands on. If anyone has any resources about lino printing they want to share with me, I would love to know about them.

Well one more Friday and we roll into 2006. About 2005, all I can say is that you were nice to me for a little while, and then you turned in to a real bitch/bastard. And now I look back and see that the good my wife and I are trying to do would never have come about had we not gone through what we had this year... Still... It's a damn huge price to pay to be more enlightened and aware of the world around us, but we both agree we could never go back.

If I have one wish this season, it's that you go and do something good. Doesn't have to be big.

Say "thank you" to someone, hold the door, stop driving that gas guzzler, if it's financially possible for you, do not shop at Wal-Mart, turn the TV off and go for a walk with your spouse, stick ten bucks in someone's pocket when they're not looking.

May you enjoy a peaceful holiday season.

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UPDATE: I had a little trouble following my own advice. There were a couple of drunken Jerks on the train on the way home yammering in to their cellphones so that everyone could hear them all the way home. They thought they were hilarious. Really... they were just pathetic. Grow up, 4PM and you're shitfaced from an office party outing? What the fuck?

I wanted to punch them both in the head, but I didn't like the thought of spending the holidays in jail. So I wrote a full account of their assholish behaviour and left if on the seat as I exited the train hoping they would find it.

Not very nice I know... but at least they got to keep their teeth, and I got to stay out of trouble.

Uh... Merry Christmas.

10 comments:

M said...

Hi.
You have very admirable goals for next year. And your picture is lovely. The solitary snowman...

Seasons Greetings!

Fern Lady said...

Love the desing-- and colors...very peaceful, as solitude is what I crave this time of year. Happy Holidays.

Holly said...

Wonderful. And I agree with the whole Wal-mart thing. Happy Holiday.

m.b said...

great illo and wonderful sentiments. :) Happy Holidays!

ValGalArt said...

you are funny and this is a charming sweet print you made! Love it!!! Happy Holidays.

Ellen Byrne said...

sweet!

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Lovely!Happy holiday to you!

carla said...

Oh, people on cellphones in public places...don't get me started. Drunk on a train...hold me back. Hey, you're only human:> I love your illustration...it's peaceful and calm. I wish you the best in the new year:>

QweySpiral said...

people on cellphones... I still react the same as when I pass those other people who "talk to themselves" on the street... lump 'em together -they are all either disturbed or disturbing :-)

kg said...

the card is charming, and the addendum to your post made me smile. happy new year!