Monday, December 12, 2011
Here Comes Santa Claus
Two posts in one day? Not normally, but I just discovered that Kim Klassen is doing a "12 Days of Textures" prompt at her lovely blog and I'd like to try and participate. Please visit her blog and think about participating! Kim's texture for Day 1 is "Lilly", which I've used here. I extended the texture slightly beyond the photo to remove the border because it didn't mesh right with Santa's beard. This Santa is my most prized Christmas decoration...I bought him in East Berlin back before the Communist wall came down. I was only 19 years old when I made that trip through Checkpoint Charlie, and being on the Communist side of Berlin was surreal. The best way I can describe it is that West Berlin was modern day technicolor with surround sound; East Berlin was a vintage, black and white silent movie. The difference in energy between the two places was eerie, and I'll never forget it.