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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.
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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.
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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
Cajsa Holgersson is a freelance illustrator and designer who is Swedish by birth, Finnish by education and now British by location. A graduate of the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, she has amassed an impressive client list including Lacoste, Airside, HarperCollins and more.
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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!
This has been a very worthwhile experience to participate in. I now have 30 ideas, some good, some not so much, but none the less they are mine to work on and grow into full fledged stories!
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What the smart turkey will be doing this November.
Trot on over here to see what the other SkADaMo participants are up to.
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But Maman was worried, she hadn’t heard from Papa since last he left on his trip to N’awlins.
“Merci pour m’svoir aide! We’re so happy you came! She said at their guest prepared to leave.
“Merci to you, Maman Caiman!” I hope you’ve saved some pie for Papa!Add a Comment
Thought I’d work in a few pilgrims in between stirring and sautéing for tomorrow.
Let’s take a peek at what the other SkADaMoers are up to over here.
Happy Day-Before Thanksgiving, y’all!
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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.
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.