Thursday, December 31, 2009

but i get so blown away

So another one been and gone, folks. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas, if, of course, you celebrate it. It was a very traditional British Christmas here.

It started just after the sun crossed over the yard arm, when we opened the tradional bottle of Christmas Champers.

We then had a little Christmas sherry, to warm the cockles, before setting out for the traditional Christmas walk. I managed a little Christmas draw with my new Chritsmas pens.

Then, when we got back home we had a traditional mulled wine so that we didn't catch colds, of course.

And, then it was time for another little Christmas draw. The draw for the drawing above. All the names, of everybody who bought my little Molezine, were put into a bowl. Then in a flash of creativity (a Christmas brandy or two) we decided to get the dog to draw the name out.

And, you know what? He did it. With a bit of encouragement (rubbing his Christmas bone on the names) he pushed one name out of the bowl. Honestly.

Unfortunatley, he then proceeded to eat it! Mwah mwah mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

But we did manage to wrestle the half eaten name off him. And the winner is, drum roll please, Kristen Ehmen.
Because I know you want to know; the day continued in a very traditional way. We ate lots, drunk lots more and then fell asleep on the setee in front of the Christmas telly. Perfect.

Back in the New Year with lots of new stuff, folks. Can't wait to get drawing again. Have a fab 2010.


OpenID moreidlethoughts said...

And very good wishes to you,Andrea.I could say 'may you have lead in your pencil.' But I wont!

2:10 AM  
Blogger hsing3kinder said...

Yipee!!! What a fun drawing to win ~ thanks PuP!
Happy New Year Andrea!
jehmen at

2:56 AM  
Blogger Nikira said...

What a wonderful day you had! What Christmas pens did you get? We had lots of snow Upstate NY. Happy New Year, more new books!

4:18 AM  
Blogger Stephen Hall said...

A fab Christmas story, glad it was a good one. A happy New Year to you, can't wait to see more activity from the Christmas pens! x

7:18 AM  
Blogger "JeanneG" said...

Is that you in the photo? Happy New Year to you. Can't wait to see more art with the pens.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

Well, love your drawings, very good, sounds like you had a wonderful day. Your dog looks a bit like Fudge, and she definatley eat all the names.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Jenea said...

hAHAHA! Very funny and interesting idea with contest!!! :)

11:04 AM  
Blogger MrCachet said...

The BEST to You and Yours from Me & Mine for 2010! I look forward to more of your 'sketching'.

2:22 PM  
Blogger A Brush with Color said...

Classic! Love these sketches and that beautiful drawing for the year's end, Andrea. And good to see YOU here! Happy, happy New Year, and I look forward to many more of your amazing drawings. Your style is so very unique.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Lesley said...

I really enjoy your blog, thanks for sharing and happy 2010 to you and yours!

4:26 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

Best wishes for 2010...I've really enjoyed your drawings and your blog this year. Your dog looks like a real character too!

8:16 PM  
Blogger Mary-Heather said...

My Moleys said that their 2010 resolutions were to grow up to be your Moleys.

Happy New Year.

5:43 PM  
Blogger iva yaneva said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas, dear! I was visiting my family and it was lovely:) Hope you have a fabulous 2010 too! xo

5:56 PM  
Blogger suzanne cabrera said...

One of the best posts ever. I love it...and this glimpse into your day.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Dan Kent said...

This post was lots of fun. Now I know what a traditional British Christmas is like although I don't know what a yard arm is, or Champers, or mulled wine. :) But I got a feel for it all, I did - wonderful day. Happy New Year from across the pond!

1:00 AM  
Blogger Melly Testa said...

What a fabulous post! I will draw in the New Year with you too!

11:41 PM  
Blogger mark slater said...

Sounds like you guys had a lovely Christmas. Did you have snow? I've got family in Kilmarnock, Scotland - he said they had snow and everybody in the whole town was trapped indoors shortly after Christmas. He said it snowed about two inches, the salt/grit trucks came and did their thing, it snowed again and then rained and everything froze and nothing could be done about it because they were all out of sand and grit for the roads. Hilarious for someone like me who lives across the pond here in Canada - we've got about a foot and a half of snow, it's -25 degrees C with the windchill and we're all fine! Heheh. =) Glad to hear you had a nice holiday. Happy New Year!

7:29 PM  
Blogger Milly said...

Lovely dog ahhh!!

1:49 PM  

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