Sunday, December 25, 2011

The X-mas Card That Wasn't

Every year, for Christmas, we spend a weekend baking gingerbread cookies, and another weekend rushing out the standard photo Christmas card from Wal-Mart with a picture of the girls —usually taken on summer vacation.

This year, I thought I'd tie the two chores together with a single fishy theme. The cookies would be starfish, dolphins, seahorses and turtles, and for the card, I planned to create some custom art showing the household as a a family of fish. We got the cookies done, and I even got Anne Marie to approve the sketch above for the card. But sadly, that's as far as I got.

Maybe next year.


  1. En ce moment je peins aussi des poissons!!!... Mais ils n'ont pas de lunettes!!!
    gros bisous à vous.

  2. Wait a minute, Chuck. So you're saying Christmas is a hectic and busy time of year and not every one of the art projects in your head get done?


    Looks good, though. Maybe we'll see it next year?

  3. red fish, blue fish, old fish, Chuck fish! Very nice - I liked the pic of the cookies too...too nice to eat - not.

  4. I love it! It makes me think of the Incredible Mr. Limpet! Maybe next year, do the photo card but put the sketch on the other side.

  5. Those caricatures are fun – especially the one of you. I guess an illustrator’s kids just have to get used to being portrayed as fish, poissons, and what not.

  6. Thanks, guys!
    The fish may never see the light of day, but the cookies will get eaten!

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