Today I decided that it was about time for me to get my Christmas spirit going on. While working, I listened to Christmas music and drew. I drew the Madonna and Child. My inspiration was the Virgin and Child with the Young John the Baptist by Sandro Botticelli stamp.
At first I drew a quasi-copy of the stamp. You can see where I used the white-out snail to erase lines I didn't like.
With my next attempt, I tried to simplify the mother and child design.
On the left side of today's calendar entry you can see my third attempt to reduce the lines further. And on the right side I tried a new approach to the same topic.
Speaking of my calendar.....I've filled quite a lot of pages with doodles now.
Usually, I am the person who puts up and decorated the office tree. This year I just didn't want to do it. So I folded 6 strips of paper with one of two messages on each: 1. you get to play or 2. you don't get to play this time. I put them in a cup and everyone picked a slip. Turns out the lucky winners were our two newest employees. They were good sports and did a great job, although I would be willing to bet they haven't put decorations on a tree in many years. The best part was I didn't have to do it.
This tree in our parking lot looks like it is in the Christmas spirit with its bright red leaves, doesn't it?
It was so pretty, I had to stop and take a picture.
What have you been doing to get in the mood for the Holidays?