A Christmas tree blueprint is the second entry in the 2023 Christmas Tree series. Everyone knows how to make a Christmas tree, right? If not, then here is a handy guide to help you. Although there might not be much information here that you did not already know. And check out those archaic light bulbs? Haven’t those all been replaced by those fancy new energy-saving LED bulbs? But then haven’t blueprints been replaced by newer copies and electronic versions?
The first of a few Christmas Trees for 2023 is a traditional tree with some simple decorations. As you may remember, I did a series of pumpkins for Halloween this year. If you consider two a series. But actually, each of those two art pieces contained several pumpkins, so that makes it more like a series, right? Anyway, I thought it would be fun to do something similar for Christmas, and Christmas trees were the obvious choice.
As you may know, each year we try to come up with an entertaining Christmas card to send out to family and friends. Our cards are usually nothing too serious. Just something to bring a little Christmas joy. See some of our past cards here. As with last year, there was not a good time to get a photo of the three of us together, especially the kind of staged photo similar to what we have done in the past.
Merry Christmas! A jolly tiki out in the snow wishes you a Merry Christmas as the newest member of the Tiki of the Month Club from Steve’s Sketchbook. Usually, you would find a tiki somewhere warm, such as at the beach on a tropical island. But just maybe there could be a tiki at the North Pole, too. Santa Claus strikes me as being an eclectic decorator, after all. So why would he not have a tiki somewhere near his workshop?
Christmas Greetings! Each year, we send out a Christmas card to family and friends. And each year we try to make our Christmas card just a little different from everyone else’s, to bring a smile and some Christmas joy to whoever we can. Usually, those Christmas cards involve some sort of photo of us, often inspired by what has happened that year. See some of our past cards here. However, this year we were faced with a little bit of a challenge.
Merry Christmas! Mobius the goat wishes you a Merry Christmas! And while Mobius is not actually Santa Claus, he thinks it is fun to play the part from time to time. Mobius hopes that Santa is really good to you this year! Mobius the Goat has appeared in various situations during this past year, becoming the more or less official mascot of Burnsland. But I think this one is my favorite so far.
Merry Christmas! And Happy New Year! As has become our custom, we sent out our very special Christmas card once again this year. Our philosophy is to send out something unique, something that you won’t get from anyone else. And we also want to make you smile a little, too. That’s our goal. See some of our past cards here. When Laura and I were talking about what to do for our Christmas card, we wanted to do something different from past years, and perhaps something tied to this (hopefully) unique year of 2020.
Underneath the Star For this Christmas season, may you find joy in the great blessing that we have been given. And may we all be reminded of that blessing all year long. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful, but safe, time together this holiday, whether that togetherness is in person or virtually. Instead of dwelling on whatever negatives that there might be, focus on the positives. Find the joy, even if you have to look a little harder for it.
Green Christmas A quick sketch of a Christmas wreath is one of the many gifts to you from Steve’s Sketchbook. And when I say this is a “quick sketch,” I really mean it. I spent no more than 10 minutes working on this. I have spent a couple of hours on some of the other Sketchbook artwork posted here, but this one is just something quick. One thing that helped this go quickly was the “Snow Gum” brush in Procreate for iPad.
But First, Backstory Those of you who are longtime Burnsland readers know that we like to do a non-traditional Christmas card each year. We like to send out something that we have created on our own, something that is just a little special, and perhaps different from everyone else. Something unique. You can see some of those past Christmas cards here. This year, we had trouble for a while coming up with something to do, and then something not quite pleasant happened.