It's that time of year, again, when temperatures drop outdoors and a log on the fire is essential. It is also the time of year for friends to gather, trees to be decorated and hot chocolate consumed with homemade cookies and cakes. It is the time for the old, as well as the young, as can be evidenced in the expression of peace and joy on the face of Brother Fracaldo. Chaos may surround him, yet there is a peacefulness that accompanies youthful exuberance, from his point of view. Happy holidays!

Books, boys, Kristie and Brother Fracaldo created with pencil, ink and enhanced in Photoshop, background created in PS.