Dear Reader, This sketch is for you. I hope you like Batman, or Poison Ivy, or Christmas colors. This year I entered the blogosphere with some trepidation, but found it to be a very rewarding and liberating experience. I can honestly say that doing the weekly (well, nearly weekly) sketches revitalized my personal drive to create art outside of work assignments. I hope to be ratcheting that drive up another level in the new year with some original material, but I’ll address that when it becomes more of a reality. In the meantime, please accept my gratitude for following my blog. You are definitely part of a very small group (this blog is flying way below the radar), but I can tell that it’s a relatively consistent group based on my site stats and I genuinely appreciate your willingness to check in on my efforts. So, thank you, enjoy the holidays and I will be here again in 2012 (if I don’t pop in again before the year is out).
For me, Christmas can, at times, feel like an extreme sport. I did this sketch a little while ago for a kids’ soccer team, The Blue Ice Dynamites! It seems appropriate now, what with all the snow and ice (not that we have any here in Portland, OR). In the midst of Christmas preparations and two boys revved up with anticipate for the big day I need to keep my eye on the ball if I want to stay in the game.