Gingerbread houses are very popular this time of year, at least in the U.S.
Tuba Christmas happens every year in New London, and in lots of other places around the world as well. This is the third year that I have drawn it. The conductor never knows who is going to show up or what sort of tuba-ish instrument they might be bringing with them. One rehearsal in the morning, and it’s on with the show. Fun and humor abound!
I had an index card with me when we were driving from New Hampshire to Connecticut. I was using it as a book mark. These are some mountains, or maybe hills, in Massachusetts just north of Springfield. I drew quickly as we passed by these bumpy shapes. I have always loved the way the light hits them, and it was a pleasure to try to capture them with my pencil. It was Christmas day and the sky was filled with contrails, showing that many people were traveling.
Happy New Year 2014!