2023 Christmas Tree No. 3 and Tiki of the Month

A Tiki Christmas tree is the latest in two of our series here, the 2023 Christmas trees and the Tiki of the Month

A Tiki Christmas tree is the latest in two of our series here, the 2023 Christmas trees and the Tiki of the Month.

Time was running out, and I could not decide which series I wanted to work on, the Christmas trees or the Tikis. And then I thought, “Why not combine them into one?” After all, a Tiki Christmas tree would be rather unique, which was my goal for the Christmas trees to begin with.

So here you have it - a Tiki Christmas tree, all carved out of wood and painted green. And instead of electric lights, why not tiki torches? Just as long as they do not catch the tiki wood on fire. Nothing will go wrong, right?

Hope About Hope

Many people talk about hope around the Christmas season, which is appropriate because Jesus was born to give us hope. That hope ultimately came from his death on the cross, taking away our sins, and giving us the hope of salvation.

Of course, that hope is not the same kind of thing as “I hope I get what I want for Christmas,” or, “I hope she likes what I gave her for Christmas.” This hope is actually a promise, if you live your life in submission to God and his will.

So when things are not going your way, don’t lose hope. Instead, remember the hope that we have, all because God sent his son into the world to save us.

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” - Luke 2:10-11

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. - Romans 5:3-5

About the Artwork

This Tiki has a similar artistic style to the Falling Leaves Tiki from last month. I guess that is getting to be my default Tiki style. But instead of an autumn background, this one has a beach background, complete with palm trees. Those trees are courtesy of a Procreate brush that I found online somewhere, so that I did not have to draw each one. And yes, I have used that brush a few times before. The same goes for the stars in the sky, which were from another Procreate brush. Amazing what you can find online if you just look.


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