Merry Christmas Holidoodle!

Merry Christmas!  I swear I didn’t plan this, but I have finished my Holidoodle just in time!  Granted it’s two days late, but it took a bit longer to finish.  And I wanted to finish it well.

I went with a Hawaiian fish theme.  Sadly all of the details I put into each fish (or sea star or sea turtle, etc.) won’t be noticed as they got shrunk down for the final image.  Let me share a few of the pieces going into the final so you get an idea of what I’m talking about.

I admit I’m obsessed with Hawaiian fish and have studied them quite a bit over the years.  It all started with my first snorkeling experience on Oahu (in Hanauma Bay).

This is a female spectacled parrotfish (one of my favorite pieces):

parrot

Another favorite of mine was the Raccoon Butterflyfish:

raccoon

The baby sea turtle was a challenge with all of its detail:

sea turtle

But, without further ado, the final piece is here (a LOT more work than it looks in the end):

12 xmas card2

It was super fun, and I’m excited to see what the rest of you came up with!

I know Matt Lasley finished his and posted on Twitter.

Here is Carol Jensen’s final piece:

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I know several others were still trying to finish too.  Who else is done?

About jenabenton

I'm an elementary school teacher, writer, illustrator and storyteller.

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