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...
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!