I've really gotten into these Chanukah paintings but doubt I will complete 8 by the right time. What is interesting to me is that I am drawing the Shamash candle, the middle one that lights all the other candles, as a female symbol - when I always thought of it as a male candle (don't ask me why). I am trying to decide if I am bridging the gap between the familiar Christmas female figure and the Jewish symbols.
Or maybe I just like drawing a familiar female figure.
I like that tough little figure holding up her candle to be lit. She's capture my heart.
And oh boy do I need a new light in my scanner!!! That background!
No, I haven't stopped blogging but am just so overwhelmed with the passage of time lately that I feel like it's just all getting away from me. I'm working on a new idea for a book, working on my comics, and just plain working. And it's just last week that I realized that it really was getting cold out and that I'd better put socks on. I haven't yet accepted the fact that winter is really here. Let alone the holidays!
So I avoid it all, and draw. I added some items to this painting, and scanned it in which won't show the full page. I'm liking it - thank goodness.
I hope to do some other things over the week, stay tuned!