As I sat looking out into my backyard this morning sipping a cup of Christmas Blend (and a touch of Hazelnut syrup), I thought about how much I love winter in the Cariboo. I don't love that it lasts until April, but winter here, cold as it may be, is still sunny. There are only a few inches of snow in the yard right now, and it's definitely chilly, but the sun is shining as brightly as it does on any day in July. The smell of wood stoves is drifting through the neighbourhood, and I'm getting set to haul out the ornaments and put the tree up.
I wanted to make another Christmas card (my list seems to be getting longer each time I look at it) but wasn't feeling terribly inspired. I headed over to the Card Monkey blog and used it to get the juices flowing. I don't love Riding Hood Red, so I felt like I needed to give it a chance to shine. I think it worked out quite well with this little sketch.