“Prancing With the Stars”
Why not hoof it on over here and check out what my fellow HoHoDooDa doodlers are doing today.
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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.
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.
stole borrowed this pun from my talented friend Kevin because some days, actual holiday activities hamper my HoHoDooDa efforts. So today… taking the easy way out.
Aunt Anna’s Anise Cookies
I made anise cookies last night. I made them to share at my Illustrator monthly meeting’s holiday cookie exchange extravaganza today.
I chose to make anise cookies and this sketch (from last year), in memory of my sweet Aunt Anna who passed away last year, at this time and who’s recipe this is.
It was passed down to her from her mother-in-law of German decent. So they’ve been a family tradition for ions and my family became part of that tradition somewhere in the 50′s, I believe.
I suppose they are an acquired taste, what with that licorice taste from the anise and all. In fact my husband and niece both called them poison cookies until those lovely, seductive, little holiday shaped biscuits finally grew on them. But to say my family loves them is an understatement and now they’ve become an even more important part of our holiday tradition.
Anna’s anise cookies.
Aunt Anna’s anise cookies.
Thank you auntie, for being such a wonderful, loving person, my godmother and for leaving us with such a lovely, sweet tasting tradition. You’re always in my heart.
The puns are baaaaack!
When you get a chance swing on by here to see what my fellow HoHoDooDa doodlers are doing!
It’s December y’all!
Ok then (rubbing hands together), time to put Thanksgiving behind us and focus on the holiday shenanigans still ahead, along with… drumroll please… HoHoDooDa 2013!
Looks like we have a few masochists joining us this year. Below are the names and links of said participants (at least any who have left their name and link to where they are posting their doodles, in the comments here.) If I’ve missed anyone or your link is not working or any other proof of my heinous lack of organizational skills, please leet me know and I’ll do my best to fix it.
So let’s kick the turkeys out of our way, roll up our sleeves and get doodling!
For more HoHoDooDa info please go here.
HoHoDooDa 2013 Participants
Announcing (last minute as is tradition) the beginning of HoHoDooDa 2013!
A couple of Decembers ago, to keep the momentum going, my fellow doodle pals and inspiring muses, Marion Eldridge, Laura Jacobson and I engaged in yet another month-long sketch-a-thon we dubbed HoHoDooDa, short for Holiday Doodle a Day (hmmm, not really that much shorter. Is it?) We did our best to create a holiday-themed doodle a day… or even every other day… or as often as humanly possible, throughout December.
What with the holidays and all, I admit it’s a little crazy and there may be some gnashing of teeth and tears shed, but overall, I’m sure it will be a blast and very rewarding, as it was last year. So, doin’ it again this year!
Just like SkADaMo, anyone who wants to join in is more than welcome! Regardless of what winter holiday you celebrate!
Rules for HoHoDooDa
“What are the rules for HoHoDooDa?” You may ask.
1. THERE ARE NO RULES! NO SIGN UP! NO REGISTRATION! NO GIVEAWAYS OR GUEST POSTERS! No regulations, themes, daily words, Facebook pages or anything else resembling organization. Just lots of holiday doodling, commenting back and forth and hopefully lots of inspiration and craft honing!
HoHoDooDa Doodlers are scoff-laws and Mavricks! (Really, I’m just not that organized.) The only code we live by this month is Doodle! Doodle! Doodle! Doodle everyday from December 1 to December 31, or at least try to.
You may not Doodle every single day, but by golly you will have tried and you’ll have more doodles in your sketchbook at the end of December than you might have otherwise.
So, there’s that!
2. If you send me a link to your blog, (or wherever you are posting your HoHoDooDa doodles) I will keep a running list of all the participants and their links on my blog. This way we can all keep in touch and root each other on and enjoy the sugarplum fruits of each other’s doodle labors
If there are any broken links, bad links, I forgot anyone, misspelled anyone’s name or any other heinous act was performed, please let me know and I’ll do my best to correct it.
3. Smile, this is fun!
Doodle on my fellow HoHoDooDa Doodlers, (should there be any!)
Wooo hooooo! We did it, y’all!
First of all I want to give a hearty thanks to all the folks who visited my blog, Facebook, or Twitter to support and root me on. Your comments, retweets, shares and ‘likes’ were encouraging, often funny and clever and always more than welcome. Thanks also for doing the same for my fellow SkADaMoers. You guys made the journey all the sweeter and kept me going when I was tempted to just sit and eat a whole bag of chips while watching goofy, but time wasting kitty antics on YouTube.
I may have only completed 25 sketches in 30 days, but that’s 25 more sketches than I would have done otherwise.
In fact, to all my fellow SkADaMoers:
You decided to step a bit out of your comfort zone this November, dip your toe into a challenge. Maybe you did one sketch, or 5, 10 or all 30. Whatever number you managed to do… You. Are. A. Winner!
Why? “Why am I a winner no matter how many sketches I finished”, you may ask? Well, because you took a positive, productive step toward revving up your creative engines this month. Perhaps your sketchbook is a little fuller, your blog has a few more posts. Maybe you killed it and did 30 sketches or more! Maybe for those who participated in PiBoIdMo or even if you didn’t, you have some great picture book ideas percolating now or some great new ideas for a painting or some other type of super cool project. Maybe because you dipped your toe into this challenge you’ll be more toned up to jump into something even more challenging with both feet! Whatever the case may be, you did it and that is fantastic! Good for all of you!
You rock. Take a winner badge!
Now go on and enjoy the rest of your holiday season, feeling a bit more energized. Maybe you’ll take a rest from sketching every single day, maybe you’ll continue do a wee bit every day…
Maybe you’re a masochist like myself and you’ll join the HoHoDooDa (Holiday Doodle a Day) fun that December brings (starts tomorrow, or any day you can join. Of course the sooner the merrier.)
More about the third annual HoHoDooDa later today. For now congratulations SkADaMoers! You kicked November’s butt!
And thanks again to everyone who supported us and rooted us on. You guys are winners as well. Take a badge!
Yep, that’s what I was all day today. Bloated. It’s tradition.
I don’t do the shopping thing on Black Friday. But I do , in fact, bloat. So I suppose it’s really Bloat Friday… for me.
Ok, now on to Sensible Saturday, where smaller portions are the order of the day.
Join me in a waddle on over here to check out my fellow SkADaMoers.
Today, we eat like kings!
An oldie from last year but seems appropriate for the day!
I’ll be back to SkADaMo tomorrow. But just in case there are some die hard SkADaMoeres out there, you can check here.
What the smart turkey will be doing this November.
Trot on over here to see what the other SkADaMo participants are up to.
So, I seem to be continuing on a bedtime theme here. It’s wishful thinking, no doubt. This chilly weather puts me in a mood to kick off my cloven sheep slippers and curl up in bed with a good book.
Ah, but I have sketches to catch up on! Missed another two days. Oh for shame! But wait, that’s right, there are no rules. No harm done!
Anyhoo, stop on over here and let’s see how the other SkADaMo participants have been doing.
“Pigs in a Blanket”
Well at least two of them.
The lovely Laurel Gaylord of Studio Lolo suggested this porcine pun. One of a many other idioms and puns. A girl after my own heart, she is. Can’t wait to dig in to that list.
Stop on by here to see what the other SkADaMo participants are up to.
Well the only thing about Boswell that’s hot dogging is his tubular physique. He’s much more familiar with the snow plow than any sort of shredding.
Why not schuss on over here to check out my fellow SkADaMoers at work.
..I never said any of those things!
I saw one of those captioned, photo, icanhascheezburger-y things the other day. It had a picture of a fox and the above caption, or something like it. I thought it was hilarious but couldn’t relocate it to share, so I decided to
rip it off borrow it for today’s sketch.
Just in case y’all somehow missed this very catchy, children’s book meets Felini, viral video, “What Does the Fox Say,” check it out here.
Oh, and speaking of children’s books, it actually has become a children’s book! Check it here.
And as always, if you’d like to see what the other SkADaMoers are up to trot on over here.
A little rougher sketch today. Probably so I can hurry and run to the window to stare at the rain. We finally got some of that ole precipitation today! I’m feeling rather hydrated and very energized.
But memories of the long, hot summer still haunt me. So much so I remembered an old drawing I did a few years ago depicting the heat and redrew it.
So here are some hot, hot chicks for your animal idiom pleasure. Of course, last time I posted these hot chicks, I got some… shall we say… interesting hits on my blog.
So for some hot, hot sketches go here and check out what my fellow SkADaMoers are doing today.
Tonight seems like a good time to take a wee break from puns and idioms and of course the next best thing to do, in my opinion, is draw a monster.
Well, more of a minster really.
Gary here is quite diminutive and could easily fit into the palm of your hand. That is if you could possibly hold Gary in your hand for more than a second or two. You see, the ticklers on his tiny head and tail can render a potential captor ridiculously helpless with laughter.
Much chortling then ensues.
If you insist on being tickled you might want to toddle on over here and check out my fellow SkADaMoers!
I know, groan, that’s a real stretch. But that’s how I roll!
Hey, why not check out how the other SkADaMoers are rolling today, right here.
What’s with all the dogs lately? At least that’s what my cat Iggy seems to be saying, as she stomps across my keyboard. So I added a feline counterpart, for fear of retribution.
So hey, stop on by here and check out what the other SkADaMoers are up to
oIn an effort to assuage the annoyance of my cat Iggy towards all the doggies I’ve been drawing lately, I present to you:
So, when you get a chance, swing by here and check out my fellow SkADaMoers (yes it’s a word. I know because I just made it up.)
In an effort to avoid a leathery hide, Winona slathered on the sunscreen!
Come on over here to see what the other SkADaMoers are up to.
Just under the wire on this one!
Swing on by and check out my partners in crime here.
Beulah was bullish about hoity-toity bags.
Wow, it’s the SkADaMO 2013′s two week anniversary eve! You should check out what the other doodlers are doodling here!
Cruise on over here to see some of the other SkADaMo participants.
“Does this tail make my butt look big?” Matilda queried the patient sales squirrel.
This is what popped into my fevered mind when I saw the Illustration Friday word of the week was “tail.”
Also, just wanted to mention that I’m getting some pretty cool ideas brewing for PiBoIdMo. A little excited.
Well, I may be falling slightly behind, but my fellow SkADaMoers are kicking some serious squirrel butt over here.