Here is my entry for number 25 in the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge. After the amazingly fun but frantic Twelve Tags of Christmas I've had a little break, but while the house is quiet today I couldn't resist getting a bit inky.
I've deliberately not done a seasonal theme, much as I love Santa, so thought I'd try and produce something in contrast with the permafrost that we seem to be living in at the moment. I really love snow, but I live on a steep hill, and it's a bit like a ski jump with a 90 degree bend at the bottom that has been quite a challenge for my driving skills.
I don't think it's possible to get much warmer than the Australian Outback, which is what this stamp always makes me think of. I know this is a really straight forward technique, but why do I just get splodges, I try really hard not to put on too much re inker, but always the splodges appear.Thank you Linda for posting The Shortest Day on your blog, it is such a beautiful poem, which captures the spirit of the season so amazingly well. You have prompted me to go up into the attic and find my very old and dog eared The Dark Is Rising Sequence which I read as a teenager and just loved. They have been fantastic reading over the holiday.
Happy New Year.