A Miss Moon Christmas. Lesson Five: Handmade Gifts Are A Wonderful Way To Show Just How Much You Care, Even If They Don’t Turn Out Exactly As You Imagined.

 

A Miss Moon Christmas. Lesson Five: Handmade Gifts Are A Wonderful Way To Show Just How Much You Care, Even If They Don’t Turn Out Exactly As You Imagined. 12″x16″, Oil on Canvas.  For sale on etsy.

I had wanted to get this completed before Christmas, but the dark forces worked against me.

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The Peppermint Family Christmas Balloon Ride

 

The Peppermint Family Christmas Balloon Ride, oil on canvas, 12″x16″.  For sale on etsy.

This is what happens when you let the Peppermint family run amok. There is so much that is wrong with this picture (and possibly wrong with the Peppermint family) but they always seem to get away with it, likely because it’s considered to be only a little harmless festive fun. But is it really? Once again, we find them littering.  And this time, they are littering big time.  No longer are they tossing candy canes out of car windows, but they are dropping candy canes and other heavy objects from quite a height.  Imagine that you live in this pretty miscellaneous European town and you are just sitting in the park enjoying a hot beverage when you get clunked in the head by a gingerbread man.  That would put me off Christmas, and possibly parks, for quite a while.  I think the Peppermint family needs to rethink their gift giving strategy and take it down a notch.

Also, does Mr. Peppermint have two wives? No, that redhead is just his sister, Miss Moon (no, she’s not really Miss Moon).

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A Miss Moon Christmas. Lesson Three: You Can Herd Sheep And You Can Herd Cows, But Try As You Might, You Cannot Herd Snowmen.

A Miss Moon Christmas. Lesson Three: You Can Herd Sheep And You Can Herd Cows, But Try As You Might, You Cannot Herd Snowmen, oil on canvas, 10″x14″.  For sale on etsy.

Isn’t this so true?   Miss Moon really has her work cut out for her with this enthusiastic and hardworking bunch.  I think the Welsh Corgi (yes that is a Corgi at the front in the Santa hat even if it doesn’t really resemble one) is going to be devastated when he realizes that he’s really not being very effective, but the English Sheepdog, Sheltie, and Border Collie are all in various stages of acceptance.

This is the last Miss Moon Christmas painting until next year’s holiday season!

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The Peppermint Family Spread A Little Christmas Cheer

The Peppermint Family Spread A Little Christmas Cheer, oil on canvas, 12″x14″.  For sale on etsy.

Here’s what I know about the Peppermint Family:

They really like Christmas.

They own a candy cane factory, possibly a candy cane empire.

They have a raccoon stalker problem.

The same raccoon has just taken several candy cane blows to the head.

They are inadvertent litterbugs.

They have a long standing rivalry with the Spearmint Family.  I imagine that when their paths cross on lightly snow-dusted streets there’s some pretty bad tinsel talk followed by some mitten slapping and some pretty ruthless turtleneck pulling.

John feels that only I can take a sweet Christmas loving family and turn them into the Corleones.

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