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The Friendly Beasts

2016. Pen & Ink.

We have quite the menagerie living in our house right now (early 2017 as of this writing). In addition to four humans, we have a dog (Odin), a cat (Cuddleglum), thee rabbits (Hazel, Acorn, and, and Olive), and a hedgehog (Thistle). Well, one of the rabbits (Hazel) is a part-time resident, as he actually lives at my wife’s place of work. But he visits on weekends.

For our 2016 Christmas card, I decided to feature all of our critters instead of my daughters for a change. This was actually Odin’s third appearance, having starred in the 2006 and 2012 cards previously. Cuddleglum also had appeared twice before—in 2005 and 2009.

  • Skating
  • Skating
  • Skating
  • Snowball
  • Making Cookies
  • Running Behind
  • Snowhorse
  • O Tannenbaum
  • Sant’a Treat
  • Early Risers
  • Reading the Christmas Story
  • Hanging the Stockings
  • Cookies for Santa
  • Stringing the Lights
  • The Creche
  • Pleasant Surprises
  • Hey, Jesus Is a Lightbulb!
  • Ho ho... uh oh
  • Parish Magazine illustrations
  • Parish Magazine illustrations

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