Spent the afternoon with friends, watching the Muppet Christmas Carol, which *I* think is the truest movie version of the book. Also, creme brulee! It was raining, but on the way home I stopped at the nursery to find a tree which could do double service as a Christmas tree, but didn’t buy anything, and then I walked down to the wilderness by the creek at the end of our street but couldn’t find anything suitable (and the grass was long and wet and tangled around my feet, and I was wearing sandals). So I came home, hung a branch over the entryway and put some baubles over it, then settled down to make gift tags and listen to the Go-Betweens and War Child: Heroes.
These are pen drawings of birds from my box of decorations (which is why the second one has an alligator clip instead of legs) perched on part of my garden (above) and a branch of fake berries (below), then coloured on the computer.
I’ve made up a sheet of variations – two of these print to an A4 sheet of sticker paper (although you could print them to card with a ribbon).
There is a larger version here. Please feel free to use them (Merry Christmas!) for personal use (but please don’t repost the image – you can link to this post or the Flickr page).
I should probably go stop my sister’s dog from barking at possums.
I just realized, TODAY, that y’all have Christmas in the middle of summer. It must be nice to feel secure in your travel arrangements! Also, I am not very bright. :)
:) Sometimes we have to stop and remind ourselves. Cold Christmas dinner, air conditioning, seafood, swimming or sweltering…
But not, alas, shiny – my printer doesn’t do foil finishes.
The gift tags are lovely – thanks for sharing them with us. (I admit the alligator clip-footed one had me thinking about evolution and whether someone could posit such an appendage evolving. Perhaps a small brick with which to build a sci-fi story?)
Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
:) Thank you! And to you too!
Beautiful gift tags- they are charming! I really like your work! I found a link to this whilst looking for a bird image… I am looking to get a tattoo on my shoulder soon. While I love your images (particularly the bird with raspberries!), I would not want to get something similar tattooed without the artist’s permission. Let me know what you think! Thanks for your time,
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