Many thanks for following Drawn In and for your many “likes” and comments throughout the year. It is quite a remarkable thing to send artwork out into the world. You don’t know where it will land or what people will think of it or who it may touch. But therein lies the simple beauty of it. I’m grateful that you are on the other end of this nebulous network that connects us!
A note about this artwork: I created eight arctic stamps this year as part of a Christmas letter I write each year from the North Pole to several special children. I included the stamps in a different format in the Christmas letter, but thought they made a nice collection when viewed together. Have a wonder-filled and Merry Christmas!
And we are fortunate to be on the receiving end of your amazing artwork. Thanks for sending it our way. Happy holidays and many wonderful sketching days for you in 2020.
Same to you Shari– you are becoming an international rock star teacher– how great! Enjoy your travels. Thanks for sharing your paintings with the wider world!
Thank you for sharing your art. I am looking forward to the year ahead.
Enjoy the holidays Susan. Here’s to great painting in 2020!
What a beautiful tradition!
It’s been a great tradition. I love the creativity and joy of it.
Your blog is a year round gift that I open with so much pleasure, oohing and aawing every time! Thank you very much for sharing your art and your tips. Wishing you the happiest of holidays and all good things in 2020!
Thanks so much Lisa! Hope you have a terrific holiday. 2020 promises to be an exciting year.
How wonderful Jean!
Thanks Dari! Enjoy!
Oh those stamps, so lovely. Have a wonderful holiday and thanks for your inspiration throughout the year.
Thank you for being a faithful follower Barbara! More good things in store for 2020!
Jean, you make the year more beautiful..I know 2020 will bring many new creations of wonder, thank you for your gifts..
Your stamps are a delight! Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Thank you Betsy! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! I’m still enjoying the book– as you can tell I’m not a voracious reader, but I’m savoring a few pages each night. Thank you!
I can’t think of anything better than a season of beauty and delight so I wish the same for you Jean and I thank you for the beauty that you’ve shared with us this year through your drawings which have bought much delight.
Thanks Liz. I enjoy seeing what you and Nigel send out into the world as well!
Best wishes from me too! Love your blog, I enjoy the work and the tips! And I also love those stamps! 🌲🎉⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thanks! I had a lot of fun with those stamps. Could have kept going, but just don’t have the time! I’ve printed them and cut them for gift tags, too, so they are getting good use. Thanks for following!
All best wishes for the festive season and the year ahead Jean!
Wishing you happy and satisfied painting in 2020, John. I enjoy seeing what you create each week. It’s impressive! Enjoy the holidays!
Thanks Karen– fun to do! Merry Christmas!
Love your stamps! They remind me of the ones that JRR Tolkien created for the Father Christmas letters he wrote for his children each year.
Tolkien is my inspiration. I was just looking at his stamps last night. He’s genius!
Thank you for inspiring me with your beautiful art! 😍 I like your “handmade” stamps! Cheers to a fabulous New Year filled with wonderful art adventures! ⭐️🎄🎁
Thanks Jill! Enjoy the holiday— here to a creative New Year!
Beautiful! Thank you for your words, not to mention the art.
Wonder-filled sounds good to me, and it seems like you’re helping to make that happen for those kids. Love those diving whales!
Jean, I love your stamps! The USPS should commission some designs from you.
Happy New Year!
Thanks! Happy New Year!
What a beautiful creative tradition ! How lucky are the recipients 🙂 Wishing you a very happy and art filled year ahead. Thank you for the inspirations throughout the years 🙏🏼
This has been a really fun and satisfying tradition. I hate to end it when the kids get too old! Thank YOU for your kind feedback– I’m looking forward to the year ahead!
What beatiful stamps – and a wonderful thing to do. Happy New YEar.