A Very Quick Advent Calendar (or Illustration Friday: Savour)


Highbrow art this week!

This weekend I decided a quick scribble of an advent calendar was better than none at all. While talking to my mother on Sunday night I drew this with a permanent marker on A3 sketch paper. The hardest part was keeping track of how many items I had drawn while talking at the same time.

It is now on the wall above the sideboard and is to be coloured in day by day with coloured pencils and gold pens. I made one for my mother as well, but her fox is more devious and one of the birds is hanging upside-down.

In other news: my sister and I have had our last tennis lesson for the year, I went to a Jane Austen Society of Australia meeting, I spent 23.5 of the 48 hours of the weekend out and about (visiting my dad in respite care, visiting sick friends, running airport duty), there is no food in the house and I am keeping a low profile from now on (hah!) to do Things. Also, NaNoWriMo is almost over and I have 64,000+ words and no end in sight.

Edit: Below is a cleaned-up file of the advent calendar for printing – happy December!

8 thoughts on “A Very Quick Advent Calendar (or Illustration Friday: Savour)

  1. This is more than a scribble. It’s very professional looking. I’d also like to see it as a real calendar available to others. Growing up attending Catholic grade school this would have been a fun activity.

    • Thank you, crisi-tunity! We used to use those old, glitter-and-watercolour German style calendars with the little cardboard doors and no chocolate. Now we can’t find ones without chocolate.

  2. Love this Kathleen. Thanks for sharing! I’ve a copy printed out (been colouring in mandalas of late). I can’t draw for (or even of) peanuts so thank you :-)

    And woo hoo on Nano! I am still sitting on zero (real life & distractions of rewrites on another m/s occurred). But not concerned as I want to be writing every month of the year :)

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