Illustrations at Christmas Time, 2018

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls It’s that time again. In this Season of the Holidays, I present some Illustrations at Christmas-Time, for your enjoyment. I used to make a big fuss over producing Christmas cards and such art. It’s fun … Continue reading

Martha Stewart Illustrations | Christmas Pictures

Christmas in Pictures and Some Martha Stewart Illustrations A Holiday Card From the Sprouls to You My wife and me in a Holiday card, Rocking in the Season. Martha Stewart Illustrations from Christmas’s Past. I’ve done a lot of “How-to” … 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 Ninth Day of Christmas

The nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne were Calliope, Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polyhymnia and Urania. These ladies, collectively were the Muses and, in order governed the creation of the arts of epic poetry, history, flutes and lyric poetry, comedy and pastoral poetry, tragedy, dance, love poetry, sacred poetry … 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