Topic: Illustration

…on the second day of christmas

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me two Turtle Doves.

 symbolism // The two Turtle Doves have symbolism in religious history as well as spiritual representation. The two turtle doves are thought to represent the Old and New Testaments. It is mentioned in the New Testament that two turtle doves are sacrificed for the Birth of Jesus, symbolic of the sacrifice Christ made by giving his life as payment for the sins of man, ultimately making them a sign of devoted love. Spiritually they are also said to signify the idea of duality, as doves are known to have mournful voices, the two turtle doves can represent love and loss. 

…on the first day of christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a Partridge in a Pear Tree!

 symbolism // The Partridge is thought to represent the son of God and savior to the Christian world. A mother partridge will protect her nest by pretending to be injured to decoy a predator away from her chicks. She will even be willing to die for them. Most of the year partridges are found in small flocks but they begin to “pair” up in the winter. Two becoming one. This oneness begotten from the pairing of many is thought to represent supreme goodness.

the 12 days of christmas countdown

This is the 12 days of Christmas countdown!

When I first set out to create this series I had just thought that the Twelve Days of Christmas was a silly nonsensical Christmas Carol. But as I started to do some more research it became obvious that things aren’t always what they seem. It’s easy to miss the meaning if you don’t take the time to stop and really listen.

Modern folklore claims that when you sing The Twelve Days of Christmas you are actually reciting an ancient secret catechims loaded with symbolic meaning to help catholic children learn their faith without risk of being persecuted or charged of witchcraft in 8th Century England. 

Isn’t that totally fascinating!! I thought it was :) So with that tidbit of information I’m going to go ahead kickoff the countdown!!

ALL Paid OFF!! :-)

WHOA!!! I never thought this day would come and it ONLY took me 13 years to completely pay off my college education!! Crazy, right!? So was it worth it? I’m still not sure I can fully evaluate that. I mean I know I wasn’t ready for the “real world” right after high school, so college was a good next step, but could I have gotten to where I am today with out going? Maybe, maybe not. I guess I just have to chuck it up to an experience that I’m glad I had and one that I am super excited to have finally paid off!!!

growing up

I thought I’d share with you what  I’ve been up to lately. Growth Charts!! All pretty girlie of course :-) I luv the idea of having a record of your growth, or in this case your child’s growth. I’ve got a few ideas for a couple of more designs that I’m hoping to be able to bang out in the next week or so. What do you think? Would you hang one of these in your daughter’s room?

Personalize & Transform :: My Work’s Now Available On Skin it!!

 

Who doesn’t like to personalize and transform their digital devices to make them their own. Well, now you can re-skin your your laptop, mobile phone or pretty much any mobile or digital device with one of my lovely designs from Skin It!! I’m so excited, that I’m now feeling the urge to upgrade my iphone and maybe a new laptop might be in order too!!