Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays from Lila Cheekytree

Looking back at 2013 I realize I’ve been very sponge-like this year. I’ve spent most of my free time reading books, watching documentaries, listening to podcasts, people watching and (rather unusual for me) a lot of listening. But despite this absorption of new ideas and experiences I haven’t had much I wanted to SAY; instead this influx of new is just percolating. In short – that’s my excuse (or understanding of) why I’ve only shared a few things on my blog this year.

I have been drawing in my sketchbook throughout the year and wanted to share this Christmas card I designed and mailed to a few of my closest friends and family. I love sending old-fashioned snail mail, and especially love to receive it during the holidays.

Recently, I was walking past a local bookstore and there was this little blue book with a silver acorn that I was drawn to in the shop window (I love acorns and have a real one sitting on my desk). I only had to flip through a few pages of this book written by Yoko Ono and I knew I had to own it.  Here’s one of her  “conceptual instructions” that  I’d like to share with you.

Watch a butterfly dance.

Watch the fireflies dance.

Watch the lights on the water dance.

Let you heart dance with them.

I hope you have a magical Christmas and a New Year that’s filled with peace, joy, love, kindness and laughter. Wishing you all the best in 2014.