When I was a child I loved the story of Christmas found in the Bible. I saw the whole thing as beautiful and romantic. I didn't really care for St. Nicholas, or Santa Claus much. He didn't appeal to me as much as the magical story of Mary and Joseph.
I have been working with my Friend Lorie on a children's book entitled Christmas With Grandma for a little over two years. We've added six new pages. It is our goal to have it printed and assembled in time for Christmas orders--which means only a few more weeks left to put it together!
This pen and ink drawing illustrates the part of the story where angels appear to shepherds who were watching their sheep by night. They are announcing the arrival of the newborn Baby sent from God.
I like how the drawing turned out. I especially love the sheep--there's one little fellow who is SO endearing I wanted to pop him out of my drawing to give him a little cuddle.
And now to put color to all these new pages! Have a wonderful weekend, dear ones, and Happy Paint Party Friday!