So for today’s doodlewash, we have the sleigh that belonged to Randy the Reindeer as this is the only sleigh reference I have. And this one went quick as I’m still preparing things for the holidays. It never occurred to me just how busy this time of year gets leading up to Christmas. But it was fun to flash doodlewash!
During part of the time normally reserved for my painting, I had to quickly wrap gifts and hide them for Philippe. Now that I’ve learned we’re apparently hiding them this year, because actually seeing the gifts in advance drives him crazy. I’m not sure if I was a stellar Santa this time around, but there’s still a very real satisfaction in wrapping a gift for someone.
Unfortunately, I’m not that good at the actual wrapping part. My gifts look like they’ve been assembled by an excited five year old who is just learning how to use mom’s scissors. Usually if I turn the gifts a certain way, there will always be a “good side” to trick the viewer into thinking they have been wrapped properly. Turn one over, however, and you’re likely to find an awkward mess of bunched up paper and short pieces of tape clinging on for dear life.
So here’s to hoping what’s actually inside the boxes will elicit the proper happy response. Wishing everyone the very best and hoping you’re finding time to relax during this season and enjoy a good glass of whatever it is you enjoy most!
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