31 December, 2016

364 Sharks of Christmas

I didn't have time to do a Christmas sketch sooner and I was trying to doodle something when I got the idea for the 12 days of Christmas. I didn't get to finish the rough drawings but somehow managed to do all these in about 4 days. I cheated on a couple of them by using old drawings. It's feeling lesser and lesser like Christmas every year around the holiday season - probably because it's getting more commercial, probably because it isn't being encouraged as much in some parts of the world (being a religious holiday) or probably because a lot of people have gotten too cynical to be inspired by the Hope & Joy this season is supposed to bring.
It's times like this that I wish the world could step back a bit and bring back the simple joys of the season - homemade goodies without the stress of them being perfect, thoughtful gifts without a zillion options including the option to return them,  fellowship at church in the morning and peaceful evenings with family. Well, perhaps we'll enjoy some sharks and remind ourselves that Christmas is about this world being loved in the best way possible.

I don't want to type the entire song for each day so I'll break the twelfth day down.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Twelve Hammers drumming
Eleven Spinners spinning
Ten Leopards leaping
Nine Lemons dancing
Eight Makos sledding
Seven Saws a swimming
Six Epaulettes Walking
Five Rays that Sting
Four Cookiecutters
Three Quagga cats
Two Birdbeak dogfish
And a Porbeagle in a pear tree

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