Tom: Are we making a Christmas card this year?

Me: What do you think of this idea? (above)

Tom: I don’t like that word.


I made this card for our friends anyway––but it never quite made it through my printer and into the red envelopes. The phrase actually comes from a book about a family celebrating Hanukkah, and the word GLADSOMENESS stuck in my mind. The “O” in GLADSOMENESS is stolen from a book I’m illustrating about an orange dog. (It’s the ball she chases.) Thanks for visiting my blog.