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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Menagerie finale

When Santa is making his rounds, he stops at the edge of the Arabian desert, letting the reindeer out of their harnesses so that they may go to Switzerland for a brief break. Santa then changes over to a camel to complete his desert rounds.

Santa changes from reindeer to a camel because:
a. The reindeer are tired about then, and need a break.
b. The reindeer have difficulty managing the dry sandy terrain.
c. It is considered traditional for a wise man to come on camel when he is bearing gifts.
d. Because of the political climate in that region, it is wisest for Santa to travel in camelflauge.

And, speaking of strangers bearing gifts, here is my little Christmas gift to all of you. Turn the sound up if you like, but it can also be played with while the sound is muted. Posted by Picasa

15 comments:

Diahn said...

camelflauge...camelflauge...ha ha ha ha! I love it! I love the painting, too!! Merry Christmas, Linda!

Alina Chau said...

Lovely painting!! Merry christmas!

Laurent Peters said...

Very funny and very nice colors!
Merry Christmas, Linda.

Lin said...

BEAUTIFUL and humerous, Linda! What a neat idea! And thanks too for the snowglobe! MERRY CHRISTMAS and I hope yours was wonderful!

Laura said...

I don't know what you've been ingesting this holiday season, but it certainly makes for silly, fun posts on your blog ;D. Great camel, great blue background!

Anonymous said...

The snowglobe is so much fun!!

I also really like the painting.

BSKaren

janey said...

And is he smiling ? Yes he is - that's santa's smiling camel and no one can draw one better then you. I believe you're well known for your smiling camels. And the colors are wonderful here - especially that blue night sky.

Felicity said...

Camalflage, I like that! I love the composition in this painting, very unusual. Hope you're having a lovely Christmas!

"Maggie" said...

What a funny story and the camel's skin wrinkles feel like you can reach out and touch them! Wonderful colors too!

I love working in mixed media and created the illustration using a mixture of fabrics and patterns. Thank you for your warm comments!

Kathleen Marie said...

What a lovely camel painting. Such a vivid blue background. It's great!

Lindsay said...

I love this guy! How adorable. Lovely drawing. Great imagination!

Marie-Dom said...

What beautiful work. I love your drawings.
MD

Terri said...

Fun and funny. Love the colours in this, so intense, so great. Well done.

Misa said...

The camel is gorgeous!

Aaron Paquette said...

Gorgeous!