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Friday, December 09, 2005

You Better Watch Out

...You better not cry,
You better not pout,
I'm tellin' you why,
Santa Claus is comin' to town!

This is for a friend of mine who (in a moment of desperation) told her rather energetic son that certain Santa figures have radio transmitters in them which send a signal to the North Pole letting Santa know if he's been bad or good.
Now the kid apologizes to the decorations on a regular basis.

Yep, you'd better watch out folks! There are Santa Cams EVERYWHERE! Posted by Picasa

19 comments:

Laura said...

OMG, poor kid! Who knows what new neuroses will be borne out of the threat of total surveillance? Your Santa, now--he looks jolly and sweet. Very nice watercolor sketch, L!

Linda said...

LOL! Laura, I'm afraid that when I shortened the story it failed to sound as funny as it is! The boy actually LOVES the idea that he has a direct line to the big guy, and now freely shares confidences with him -- along with the apologies for hitting his little sister, etc., of course.
:-D

Puhiava said...

Beautiful painting- Great use of value

annie said...

Oh, that is too funny! Love the Santa watercolor!

pedalpower said...

Wow, now that's a new one-great story. Love your santa drawing!

Shelly McC said...

What a lovely painting.

Lindsay said...

brave new santa! Lovely illio! The blue eyes pop!

Anonymous said...

and this one is very real!

hfm
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Lin said...

Your Santa is absolutely dELiGHTFUL!!!! Love him - even with his 'warning' look!!

Bonny said...

Oh Linda! Your beautiful painting of Santa Claus brought back some powerful memories... My Dad was very strict at home but truly he had a heart of gold. He played Santa Claus at various times of his life, the last time in a local mall with me dressed up to play Mrs. Claus. At the time I was only 16-17. Thise remain special memories for me. Thank you for your inspirational Santa. He's very real to me!

Terri said...

Linda this is a wonderful drawing and I just love the story that goes with it. :o) Thanks for making me smile this morning.

janey said...

Let's hope he just doesn't do in public. I love your santa. The colors are so very vibrant. And the close up is great.

cream said...

Great painting! Looks like Santa is trying to remember what chimney is next!
Mine, Mine!

"Maggie" said...

Oh Linda, I love this. It really put me in a much cheerier mood. I like the linework and watercolor wash. Thank you for your supportive comments!

quotidian said...

Linda, as always, you are an amazing artist! You might want to visit my blog again soon, because I'll be writing about yours. :)

Joey

Kathleen Marie said...

This is one of the most charming Santa's I've seen sketched!!! He's wonderfully sweet and the composition is great.

Nita said...

This is, I kid you not, the best Santa drawing I've ever seen! Gorgeous!

Teri C said...

Your Santa is so perfect!

Diahn said...

Linda - this is FANTASTIC!!!! I love the looseness of it, the whimsy and the little twinkle in his eye!