Due to Covid, we’re not going out shopping this year. My family decided that instead of gifts, we would donate to charities in each other’s names and send small homemade gifts. Mr. Racky and I were inspired by a folk art Santa I found online, and decided to make some wooden Covid Clauses out of the plethora of wood scraps he has in his shop, plus some old wooden blocks I had. He cut out all the wood, and I did the painting. On Thanksgiving day, we had a fun time assembling them all.
I feel like those crazy eyes and startled expression perfectly illustrate 2020. WTF?
Here’s the lineup. The smaller eye is a 3/4" wooden wheel, and the larger eye is a slice of the tree branch that fell and damaged our roof and gutters after a big storm went through here about a month ago. Had to include that in the crazy!
An old folding ruler made the perfect hat fur and belt (love that rusty hinge!) I hope my family enjoys their Covid Claus, and that next year we can all be together again to celebrate the holidays.