Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"Baked With Love"



A Harrison County Homemaker group came out to visit the farm this past summer and, of course, brought cookies. As we talked about the sheep, wool, spinning, coming up with the ideas for all the Christmas cards...someone suggested cookies should be part of the design. Of course they should! Brilliant :-D. 




Getting pencil to paper is sometimes a challenge, but after numerous re-draws in my mind (Does Hank bake the cookies?  Are the sheep stealing the cookies?  Maybe they should be baking for Hank? Thecrazysheeplady setting the kitchen on fire?...), the actual sketch came together pretty quickly. 

Until I drew in T-Bone and Gato.  And Not. Handy.  And not Miss Ewenice this year.  No Marcel...

Wow.


And Maisie?  Should I add her in?  She's just a couple days old and not doing exceptionally great.  Would it jinx her if I put her on?  Should I go with the power of positive thinking?  Am I going to let myself get attached enough to her that I'd be sorry if she wasn't included.  Of course I am.


And she slept at my feet or snuggled on my lap as I painted and thus became truly a part of this year's Christmas card.



Merry Christmas Everyone!


32 comments:

small farm girl said...

That is great! You are very talented.

majorasue said...

It's perfect. A hard reminder of all those you've lost this year, but perfect.

MarmePurl said...

I got about half their names right before looking at the cheat sheet. Go me.

LaColline said...

I was thrilled to see Maisie at the door! Your painting expresses such Joy, and your devoted fans feel the losses and Blessings with every stroke of your brush.

Merry Christmas to the Punkin's Patch Gang.

amyfibre said...

Beautiful card! So glad you included Maisie. And sorry again for all the sadness. Best wishes to all of you for a Merry Christmas and happy and healthy 2013.

Lori Skoog said...

Another beautiful card...full of all the love you have for these sweet critters.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Yes Maisie deserves to be included. You are so talented. Merry Christmas

Far Side of Fifty said...

Wonderful card this year! It is only proper that the Border Collie bakes! :)

Suz said...

oh she is already in my heart...
so glad you painted her in
and please dont say she is not doing so well....
like I said..she is already in my heart
Merry Christmas to a wonderful family filled with an open heart of love

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

Merry Christmas to all of you!
What a wonderful card. You capture each personality so well!
Of course it's the Border Collie doing the baking.
I hope everyone got cookies too!

gowestferalwoman said...

Bittersweet artistry by a very lovely compassionate artist ! Your Christmas cards are the bomb btw - I love how you put so much thought into them :)

And yes, i know for sure my dog can bake better cookies then i can too LOL...

Sandy said...

your talents never cease to amaze me...and not just your cards! *</=o)

Michelle said...

Really a lot of love and feeling in this card. You are a very talented person.

Mary said...

You are so wonderfully talented. :) I love the card painting!

Mandy Pedigo said...

A perfect card! Thank you for adding in Maisie.

;-)

Miha Giustina said...

Dear Sara,
I came across your wonderfully inspiring blog a few months ago, fell in love with it, and have been a regular follower ever since!
Greeting from the beautiful countryside of Virginia!

Sheepmom said...

Your talent is a gift we all get to share in. I'm glad you put Maisie in - she is part of the farm-ily even though she's a new member. Shed some tears for the missing ones, and hug the new one. Tell Iris she can come bake for us anytime.

Sheepmom said...

PS. Love Petunia gearing up to do some cat sniffing on Comby.

Terry said...

The best kind of card - heartfelt. I love Mia eating the wreath.

Alice said...

Delightfully clever Christmas card. Cookies are a comfort food as well as a treat to show affection. You've managed to provide comfort and joy. Merry Christmas !

Mary Ann said...

That is a wonderful card, and I'm praying for Maisie.

The Dancing Donkey said...

What a great idea,it's a wonderful card. Merry Christmas!

Bee Lady said...

Great job on the card. That Maisie has stolen my heart!

Cindy Bee

Auset said...

love, Love, LOVE the card! You are so talented...maybe one day when I grow up I will be as talented as you are...lol!! Or, maybe Santa will bring me some talent and put it in my stocking this year!! Nice job...love you!

Jody said...

Merry Christmas to you and all your sweet animal family XXX

La trib├╣ della valle dei cavalli said...

I hope you are happy if I post your blog and your Christmas cards too on a felt group on facebook.
Happy Christmas you all.

The Odyssey Farm said...

Thanks for the card, Sara. Thinking of you and hoping that 2013 is a less eventful year for you and all the critters. Merry Christmas to you both.

LannieK said...

Merry Christmas, Sara! What a beautiful card!
Hugs & cookies to all your animals!

My Vintage Life said...

Just a beautiful card and what a sweet photo of Maisie. I hope she grows strong and does well.

Shirley said...

Love the card- you should illustrate children's books. Books about sheep farms. Starring orphan lambies.

cyndy said...

Great Card!

Merry Christmas to all at Punkins Patch..and may there be lots of cookies for everyone in the New Year!

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