Monday, November 01, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like ?

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This was a  bit of a Catch 22 for me.  I have never been inclined to plan ahead for Christmas.  I'm the 'guy' that is still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve, still waiting to find 'just the right gift', still wondering where summer went?  And even feeling mildly annoyed at myself for not buying those ' Christmas Crackers'  (the ones with the 'good' toys inside) when they were on sale last January.  I can't stand Boxing Day.  I am perhaps too 'present-minded'...or 'absent minded'. 

So, working on a set of images in October that were heading in the direction of December 25, when I was just getting used to the thought of black and orange...well, it was a challenge.  But an enjoyable one and I confess,  I even had a big 'inner' laugh realizing at one point I was humming Christmas carols while putting together these digital collages.  There are also, as you can see below, several beautiful images and wintery backgrounds that don't point directly to Christmas! 

So,  for those of you that have already begun your holiday shopping and moving the boxes up from the storage room, then you'll be delighted at the beautiful collection of images from Holliewood Studios now available's called CHRISTMAS MORNING.   And for those of you that just enjoy the magic of winter - you'll find lots to play with too!

For me, well, I'll sit back for another month and a bit....:0)

Inner Critic - NOT WELCOME

Image Credits: DeviantScrap - Clementine Design - gun, Holliewood Studios - Christmas Morning for all other images except - Figure, boots, Dress by

Don't YOU Guide My Sleigh Tonight!

Image Credits:  100% DeviantScrap - Holliewood Studios - Christmas Morning

The First Light

Image Credits:  DeviantScrap Holliewood Studios - Christmas Morning and ATC Kit 2 for candle,
Figure by Katanaz Stock at DeviantArt

Goldilocks Heads North

Image Credits:   DeviantScrap - Holliewood Studios Christmas Morning and crown/wings - Art Dollies
 for all images except female figure - by Katanaz Stock - DeviantArt


Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

oh wow, these look fantastic!! I am especially partial to the polar bear, I love polar bears,,,well who doesn´t,,,and two my dad always called me there you have it.
Let me tell you,,,I have been doing Xmas projects for over 6 weeks,,YES, SIX my dear,,,and by the time Halloween gets here I am in no way in the mood for ghosts and such and then by the time Xmas gets here I cannot look at another Santa, should see my looks like the elves have been working overtime!! The perils of doing Xmas Art Markets:)
Have a gret day!

Kim Palmer said...

These are great Trudi, now I really feel I must start on my chrissy bits too! I'm a last minute girl too.

Terri Kahrs said...

How about we both grab a cup of coffee and hang out watching everyone scramble around now, and then we can start scrambling around together as the Holidays get closer?!?!? I can't even THINK about Christmas without my head starting to hurt!!! LOL!!! Beautiful digis, Trudi! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Kathy said...

You had me at that crazy flying reindeer! Then the First Light was my favorite but the best I think is Goldilocks and the Polar BEAR! LOVE IT!! These are marvelous. We've officially switched gears from Halloween to Christmas! - Kathy

Linda M. said...

Trudi, These are gorgeous! Humorous, sweet, touching, beautiful. Are you going to make Christmas cards with these?

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Ho ho ho! These are all great. Gets me in the Christmas spirit...

Lori Saul said...

I am loving all of your inspirational Holiday art- too cool!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

What an incredible selection of images...especially the first light...simply peacefully beautiful. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Anji Johnston said...

I'm right there with ya!! I'm still trying to sort out my summer wardrobe!! These are absolutely delightful Trudi. I think you are done now. Easter? I think that starts next week!!

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Kimber said...

Beautiful Images!
Even if I can barely stand the thought of thinking about "Christmas" yet!!! lol

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Trudi,
I just made my first treasury on Etsy and you're in it!
I sent a convo so hope you see it!!!

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, this is seriously fabulous imaginative stuff. I LOVE the 'inner critics' one very much :-)
er.....haven't even thought about Christmas yet ......