Friday, December 18

That time of year . . .

So, for now I've given up trying to wrangle all my Halloween costume pictures into any kind of worthwhile post and have decided it's time I got into the current holiday season.

Last year I was lazy about making cards for loved ones, but this year I've come up with something really grand. For Halloween it was all about the zombie girl scouts, now I give you The Winter Snail!

He represents those of us who move a little slower this time of year and who wish we could carry our own cozy shells with us everywhere we go. He has sharp icicle teeth with which to crunch candy canes, toffee and other treats.

And,yes, the candles on his back could be used to set multiple and untraceable fires, but I like to think he just uses them to light the long winter nights so people don't have to drink their rum and eggnog in darkness - and we all know there's nothing so depressing as sitting in the dark, drinking rum and eggnog.

He'll be on all the cards I send out this year, mostly as a painted stencil. The pics above are from a special delux one-off card, so I'll post pictures of the stencil version a bit later.

Well, 'tis the season and all that!