Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

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I may not be of the Christian faith, but even I can see that Christmas decorations favored by American suburbia have veered far, far away from their Nativity-scene origins.

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In fact, I would venture to say that perhaps someone took a seriously wrong turn somewhere along the line…

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Pretending it’s a white Christmas

After over a decade in the ‘burbs I still find it very odd to see plastic Santa versions of Snoopy or Hello Kitty spring up like mushrooms on my neighbors’ front lawns at this time of the year. As an artist, I shouldn’t judge different aesthetic tastes (right?). And so, I have taken to walking around the neighborhood, photographing the newest models and trying to draw some cheer from them. According the polls, most people agree that 2016 was a pretty rough year – although, unfortunately, we now know just how wrong polls can be…

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Ho, ho, ho

But let’s not get glum. In the spirit of optimism, hope and best wishes for all mankind, let me wish you, my dear readers, a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

 

 

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