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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.
Published by Myfanwy Tristram
I am an illustrator, situated in Brighton on the south coast of England, and with a special interest in comics and graphic memoir. I also work for a non-profit which encourages people to be active in democracy and to exercise rights such as the right to information through FOIA.
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11 thoughts on “Drawing everything that was in my daughter’s Christmas stocking”
Reblogged this on anisselovers and commented:
This is very good
This is an amazing idea!
And what did Father Christmas leave in your stocking this year? Inquiring minds want to know…
Ha, grown-ups don’t get stockings in this house!
That’s most unfortunate :(
This is just gorgeous. And so inspired. I’ve only just joined wordpress, but your blog has become my favourite!
Thats so nice to hear, thank you! :D
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.
What “Tangenine” means?
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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