Drawing everything that was in my daughter’s Christmas stocking

Christmas Stocking by Myfanwy Tristram[Click to see larger]

Father Christmas did a really good job this year – it’s almost as if he knows my daughter personally.

Her stocking contained, amongst plenty of other things: a suffragette brooch, detangler spray for long hair, a glasses case – ideal for this newly-bespectacled girl – and patches spelling out her name. Well done, Santa.


  1. I also decided to draw more this year (2015) but i have to say its only day 14 and i struggle to find the time. but reading your post – or more like looking at your drawings for last year – has really inspired to take my resolution seriously. you have ended up with a years worth of stunning work. I would be really interested to know how you have found selling your prints online aswell?

    • Good luck! Time is always a difficulty, something always has to be sacrificed: you’ll notice lots of references to lapsed housework and feeling guilty about neglecting my family, sprinkled across my posts… As for selling prints, well, I could have pushed them much more, but I haven’t really, so sales are slim. Up until recently, this blog only had a few readers, so there was a limited market, too! I think that if I was serious about selling in large quantities, I’d look at Etsy or similar, because despite their various downsides and costs, you do tap into a worldwide market.

    • It’s meant to say ‘tangerine’ :) One of the traditional contents of a Christmas stocking. I see my last art teacher was right when he told me to stay away from lettering…

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