Here are some disembodied Santa heads I carved for my extended family out of basswood. Then there was a blizzard so they cancelled extended-family-Christmas. All my hard work 4 nothing. Maybe it's for the best, now I don't have to explain the purpose of these completely seasonal and completely useless art-objects.
But not all my artistic Christmas endeavors went unappreciated. I made these tiny (4"x5") orangutan portraits as stocking-stuffers for my dad, mom, and sister, which they seemed to enjoy.
This is my painting of Maggie for my Mom that I painted last year for Christmas.
This was the painting I did for my dad's side of the family last year.
This was my painting for my mom's side of the family last year.