An Illustrated Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Seems that the time of year for an illustrated Christmas and New Year’s Eve is once again upon us. I used to make elaborate illustrations to share with friends at Holiday time. When I was not churning out daily illustrations … Continue reading

The Eleventh Day of Christmas

The bagpipes are a form of aerophone, which is an instrument that creates sound by vibrating a chamber of air without the use of strings. In the case of bagpipes, enclosed reeds are used. The haunting melodies most American’s are … Continue reading

The Tenth Day of Christmas

Ten is the base of our number system and denotes completion, attainment and mastery. We often compile lists of ten things or instruction sets with ‘ten simple steps’, with the tenth item in either list representing the completion or the … Continue reading

The Eighth Day of Christmas

Milkmaids were the real powerhouse behind the dairy industry. They weren’t simple delivery girls bringing the milk round to the doorstep. No, these maids were the cowgirls of the day. They actually tended the cows, they milked them and they … Continue reading

The Sixth Day of Christmas

On the twelfth Day of Christmas My True love Gave to Me, Six Geese-a-Laying The venerable Goose has come down through the ages in a consistently positive light. From culture to culture, this bird represents life, rebirth and companionship. They have been … Continue reading

On The Second Day Of Christmas

The turtle dove is a migratory bird that ranges from the extremes of Scandinavia to northern Africa depending on the season. It has a low, mournful cry that brings feelings of love and loss to the human ear. This gift sees a most apt reflection … Continue reading