Bridgette

Added on by Francesca Buchko.

Merry Christmas! I hope everybody has had a great one!

This year I drew my sister Anna's name for our family gift exchange, which is excellent, because my sister Anna loves stories and adventures. I made her a painting of a character that has thus far has been dubbed "the Ginger Warrior", but now is officially named Bridgette. I've been working on a project with her (and her companion, the Winter Girl). More of that in 2014!

Going overboard with the gold gouache, but it's hard to resist in gift paintings.

Going overboard with the gold gouache, but it's hard to resist in gift paintings.

I've been up north for the past few days visiting my family, and it's awesome. We have our differences, but I'm always impressed and comforted by the willingness each one of them has to be present and loving. I think it's hard! I know I have trouble with it. It's easier to get trapped up and have self-pity tunnel vision, or to find reasons to argue. But this has been excellent. They never fail to remind me why I make things in the first place.

Here's to a New Year, and all of your families :)