I love the Christmas season for a variety of reasons. Since I was a four year old, the Christmas season has meant a break from school. As a Christian, it obviously has spiritual significance for me as well. The usual gift exchanging, Christmas cookies, Christmas music, parties, and caroling all fill my memories of this time of year.
When it's a white Christmas, activities in the snow are also an option. This year I celebrated the completion of my latest drawing, “Sand Cranes,” by making a “snow crane.” Its an ingenious adaption of the popular “Snow Angel.” Thanks to the professional choreography you’ll undoubtedly identify the convincing portrayal of a sand crane in my video. Months of physical training was necessary to allow me to perform this maneuver. I suggest you not try this without your doctor assuring your heart is healthy enough for this activity. I also recommend sparing no expense when carefully selecting your “Snow Crane” costume. Understand in advance, you’ll not find a more suitable outfit than the one I’m wearing in the video. Also, expect a lot of trial and error to occur during the practicing of your own creation of a snow crane.
Once you’ve successfully created your first crane in the snow, you’ll be tempted to fill your yard with cranes. GO FOR IT! You’ll delight children and adults alike. You’ll also notice your neighbors looking proudly from their windows. Don’t misunderstand their furrowed brows. They aren’t bewildered or concerned. They are merely calculating the rapid increase in the value of their home thanks to your artistry.
Here is what Sand Cranes look like when drawn with color pencil. Even though the color pencil version took a few more hours to create, I’m sure you’ll agree the drawing is almost identical to the version I created in the snow.
If you are one of those who prefer artwork that is less surreal, perhaps you’ll enjoy “Sand Cranes” on a wall in your home. If you ask me, and you haven’t, you deserve a little gift to yourself. I’m offering full size (18x24”), signed limited edition giclee prints of this drawing for an “after Christmas chaos” price of $275. The sale runs through January 31, 2017. Purchase the print here, and check out my other available drawings by clicking on "shop" at the top of this page.
Thanks for reading, and Happy New Year!