I'm making 90% of the presents I'll give this holiday season. Kwanzaa, Hanukah, Solstice and Christmas have been keeping me busy. The year of the Dragon (my personal favorite) is nearly over and I've already got a head start on my Chinese New Year's gifts for 2013.
Eumnyeok Seolnal (also on Feb 10th, 2013) is a great opportunity to create some cool kite designs for the holiday. Yangnyeok Seolnal, which follows the solar calendar, is part of a story I've written for publication in January.
Thank goodness Ramadan and Shawwāl aren't until mid summer, hopefully I'll have learned enough by then to help prepare a dessert for Eid ul-Fitr. It's a relief that this holiday won't happen in December again for many years.
Sketches, finished art more stories and homework have been piling up for several weeks now. More tribute art, collaborations and homework are going to be posted most likely during and after New Year's week.
Until then, I hope everyone has a great time with family, friends, lovers and whatever critters that help make life special for you. Take care. "See you" next year.