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Did The Animals Really Talk On Christmas Eve? No, They Jammed!

December 24, 2011

This bit of Christmas whimsy started out as a rough sketch for an assignment back in 2007. It wasn’t selected for the final, but I decided to do a color finish for my own amusement.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. robpixaday permalink
    December 26, 2011 1:05 PM


    So wonderful! The details! Wow! Love the cigarette-puffing piano player!
    The instruments are all super.
    Every one of the characters is having a blast and I did too!
    Your style is stellar……!!!!


    • December 26, 2011 10:29 PM

      Aw, garsh! Such outrageous praise is, uh, music to my ears… : )

      Thanks a heap-o!!

      ::jumps on stationery bicycle and tries to ride into sunset::


  2. December 26, 2011 10:31 PM

    I absolutely loved this. Have a magical New year.


    • December 27, 2011 9:26 AM

      Thanks, TT! I’m gonna send the Manger Band over to serenade you at midnight on New Year’s Eve… : )

      Thanks for all your support. May 2012 deliver joy and serenity to your doorstep!


  3. December 31, 2011 6:16 PM

    It’s a great way of recycling something from the past. I enjoyed the cartoon animals and accompanying music.

    With best wishes for a fruitful 2012 and new wonderful surprises!


    • January 3, 2012 9:19 AM

      Many thanks, Jean– who knew animals were so musically inclined?? : )

      Wishing you happiness and great cycling throughout the new year!


  4. January 1, 2012 12:40 AM

    Nice compositions of the music and the pictures! I really did enjoy it. 🙂

    Hope it’s not too late to wish you a Happy Merry Christmas and New Year 2012 🙂

    May all the joy and happiness of Christmas bring peace to us and so to the world. 🙂

    Thanks for having shared your lovely work and knowledge. 🙂


    • January 3, 2012 9:23 AM

      Thank you, Inge, for your lovely comment. Your Christmas and New Year’s greetings are right on time. Yes, let there be peace and goodwill among bloggers, and may it spread throughout the world!

      Thanks so much for all your support. Wishing you joy and happiness all thru the new year! : )


  5. Margie permalink
    January 19, 2012 6:40 PM

    My favourite music – and I loved the smoking piano player!


    • January 19, 2012 8:36 PM

      Thanks, Margie! Yes, I can see where Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy would be right in sync with a photog treading softly o’er the landscape in search of her next capture– click!

      As for that piano player smokin’ in a stable full of hay– what an ass!! : )


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