Archive for December, 2010

12 Drummers Drumming Loudly!

December 24, 2010

Click it I dare you!

We at the Doodle Diner would like to thank  you for joining in our holiday celebration. We hope it gave you a smile during the holiday craziness!! Remember to check back  and see what we’re up to. We love to hear from you!

Happy Holidays from The Doodle Diner!

Calling All Pipers…

December 23, 2010

11 pipers piping

This piece is quite long and I do not have an oversized scanner, so my camera is doing its best to show all eleven pipers. I may have to photograph each piper individually so you can see the characters and lines and details. But here is this to give you the general idea! Note that there is always one SYLVIA in every crowd. (See day SEVEN). 🙂

10 Lords a Leaping

December 22, 2010


On the Tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Ten Lords a Leaping..

Happy Holidays,

Nine Ladies Dancing… well trying to anyway.

December 21, 2010

Dancing ladies are always so sweet and perfect, unless you go to a dance class when those kiddos are just starting to learn. You get all sorts interpretations of those dance positions.

Happy 12 days of Christmas.


Free Gift Tag Printable Sheet

December 21, 2010

If you head over to my personal blog, I have a gift for all of you diner readers! I created a printable gift tag sheet. I printed one out myself and used a nice thick gloss paper and they turned out pretty nice, if I do say so myself! Have a look at what you could be attaching to your gifts this year. Enjoy!

{Finished Tags, 2010}

{Printed Sheet, 2010}

Eight Maids A Milking..

December 20, 2010

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to meeee.. Eight Maids A Milking..

When we decided to do the 12 Days of Christmas theme here a the Doodle Diner, I was happy have the chance to illustrate the 8 milk maids from the song, because there is so much opportunity to create funny characters, and crazy mishaps. In design they sometimes say less is more, but I say “that’s silly, because more is always more!” Please have look back at the days 1 through 7 if you missed them, and keep following along with The 12 Days Of Christmas at the Doodle Diner!

Happy Holidays 🙂


On the Seventh Day

December 19, 2010

My true love gave to me…

Meet the Synchronized Sisters of Sunnyvale.
These lovely ladies are known far and wide for their beauty, grace and of course their precision technique! Never a more friendly gaggle of gals could be found. That is, until Sylvia joined the group! She was a rare bird indeed!!

Then the feathers flew!!  “Why does she always get to stay above water?”

Sylvia just smiled and let it roll like water off a ducks back… or should I say swan!

Six Geese A-Laying…..zzzzzzzzz

December 19, 2010

So Mama and Papa Goose had a long night. They tried everything, but with four babies, at least one of them kept them up into the wee hours. It’s no wonder Mama hit snooze. Must be why they missed their cue this morning. Thank goodness the milkmaid clued them in (on the next page), or they might have just slept through Christmas entirely!

This is a work in progress…just playing around with some collage.

Ok, all together now, in your best Miss Piggy voice: FIVE go-old rings…..!

a break from our sponsor

December 18, 2010

On this sixth day of Christmas Teri has six geese waddling their way to The Doodle Diner, a wee bit later. In the mean time, please enjoy this commercial break.

on the Fifth Day of Christmas

December 17, 2010

Portnoy had originally planned on sending Priscilla her present by mail. But being a wise pig he decided to do it in person, er porcine.

Oh, and seriously, at the end of the day, which golden ring gives you more pleasure, the ore or the onion?


The Twelve Day of Christmas continues at the here at the Doodle Diner and we’re having a blast. Stay tuned for more, and if you have moment, check out Day One, Day Two, Day ThreeDay FourDay SixDay SevenDay EightNinth Day and Tenth Day.