As you know, I am a visual storyteller, and creative by profession.
To create a holiday illustration shouldn’t be a problem, right? Everybody is writing holiday greetings!
But. I have been procrastinating for days.
Time is running out, and impostor syndrome is creeping in…
I try to draw Santa Claus in his sleigh. No. Much too complicated. It takes forever, and looks corny.
I try a modern approach: A few words in clean type on white background, some geometrical, vaguely tree-shaped forms. The result looks like a mediocre design school assignment.
I try just doodling. Fun, but not for Christmas!
Why it is so difficult to send a nice little holiday greeting to the nice people who like my drawings??
Aaah. I see. I had it all wrong. I want to connect with my people, not show off my skills. It doesn't matter what I draw.
A wave of relief.
I used to draw our dog Maggie into my illustrations. Sadly, she died last spring.
So I just think of a random animal. Starting with letter... B.
Bear is it.
And this is how it came that it is me and random, but friendly bear now wish you a wonderful Christmas holiday, and the very best and creative New Year.
I am looking forward to connecting more next year.
Thank you so much for reading.