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Good tidings winter solstice

Longer days are a good thing right? Happy winter solstice, a day late. Every year I set out to create a seasonal painting to post online and send through what I call regular mail post. Paintings don't always seem to be in the cards (no time!), so what starts out as a painting, stays a drawing. This year is no different.

The genesis of this drawing is the following snowman photo. I don't know how many years Mr. Tulle Snowman was our Christmas centerpiece but I do know that during our childhood he was a strong presence in our home during the holidays. I don't know how mom stored him over the seasons and kept that paper Top Hat in tact! 🎩

Family query: Whose bass guitar is that?

Mr. Tulle Snowman

The next part of my holiday card hybrid drawing was snagged from Bill Owens: Suburbia photography book. We, along with most of suburbia, owned the same lamp (not as big), TV console, and the shag carpet as in Owens' photo:

Inspired from Christmas memory is the bowl of walnuts/pecans and the "scissor" nutcracker on side table. See the final drawing below:

This mailer was sent to almost everyone on my post card list. I miscalculated the number of prints I needed, I will do better. If you aren't on my "mail art" mailing list and would like to be, submit your info on the Contact page. Thank you for sticking with me ❤

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and CHEERS for a much better New Year!

- Christina

P.S. Here is a .pdf of the final drawing for the kiddos (or stressed out adults) to color 🖍

2020 Holiday Card Drawing
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