Dec 24, 2016

374. Hyvää joulua! / Merry Christmas!

Christmas in the Forest

Tuollainen siitä joulukalenterista sitten tuli. ;)

Blogi pitää nyt joulutaukoa. Nähdään!

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That's how the Christmas calendar turned out! ;)

DoNichi Art will have a Christmas break after this. See you later!

Dec 22, 2016

372. Joulukalenteri 22 / Christmas calendar 22

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

On Christmas Eve all forest animals gathered around the Christmas tree to see its glamour. Just then the most brightest star came down from the sky and settled down on top of the tree. It lightened the whole forest and declared peace all around.



Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 21, 2016

371. Joulukalenteri 21 / Christmas calendar 21

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

Behind the bushes small goblins adored snow fairies artwork and gave them applause.


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 20, 2016

370. Joulukalenteri 20 / Christmas calendar 20

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

When people had left the forest started snow fairies their job. In just few moments they had laid the most beautiful ice lace around the tree which now glistened nicely in the darkening night.



Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 19, 2016

369. Joulukalenteri 19 / Christmas calendar 19

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

There they were then, all decorations on the spruce. "Oh, animals will love it!" thought granny and boys in unison.  Rabbits, squirrels, mooses and deers, foxes and bears and all birds, welcome to celebrate Christmas!



Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 18, 2016

368. Joulukalenteri 18 / Christmas calendar 18

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

Boys and Greta crafted the whole afternoon 'till they had enough garnishments for the spruce. With the decorations they went back  to the forest and started to decorate the tree.


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 17, 2016

367. Joulukalenteri 17 / Christmas calendar 17

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

There were straws, carrots, gingerbreads and apples... Everything that wasn't harmful for animals if they happened to take a bite. Let's start crafting!


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 16, 2016

366. Joulukalenteri 16 / Christmas calendar 16

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

Everyone got into the house and boys started to tell about their plans to their grandma. Greta was excited about their plan and soon they had lots of different kind of crafting articles on the table.


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 15, 2016

365. Joulukalenteri 15 / Christmas calendar 15

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

Seth and Sam got back at the house where Greta already waited for them. She had gotten a bit worried even though she knew that boys  wouldn't have gone too far.


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 14, 2016

364. Joulukalenteri 14 / Christmas calendar 14

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

All they needed were decorations: candles, snow flakes, ice lace done by snow fairies and granny's gingerbreads. Boys decided to ask granny if she could help them.


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 13, 2016

363. Joulukalenteri 13 / Christmas calendar 13

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

Twins and Amanda continued to walk. They came to a clearing where grew a beautiful spruce in the middle. Boys got an idea - let's make a Christmas tree for forest animals!


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 12, 2016

362. Joulukalenteri 12 / Christmas calendar 12

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

Boys could also hear a woodpecker knocking on a tree trunk above and little birds chirping in the bushes.


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 11, 2016

361. Joulukalenteri 11 / Christmas calendar 11

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi

Translation:

And yes there were! Hares' paw prints crisscrossed here and there. A roe deer had walked past too. Suddenly something came down from the nearest tree. Seemingly it was a cone which a nasty squirrel had thrown at boys.


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 10, 2016

360. Joulukalenteri 10 / Christmas calendar 10

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi

Translation:

At the forest edge boys stopped. There the wind was nearly unnoticeable and it was more quiet. Boys decided to see if there were any traces of animals there.


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 9, 2016

359. Joulukalenteri 9 / Christmas calendar 9

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi

Translation:

Seth took the sled and asked his brother to hop on. The puppy jumped into Sam's arms. Seth started to run and pull the sled. It was tough because of all the snow and running made Seth's cheeks go red.



Tarina / story © my mom

Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 8, 2016

358. Joulukalenteri 8 / Christmas calendar 8

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi

Translation:

Old skiis rested against the house's wall, keeping company to a wooden sled. Boys wondered if granny Greta used it to carry the logs to the house.


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 7, 2016

357. Joulukalenteri 7 / Christmas calendar 7

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

Finally boys had enough warm clothes on and they could go out to play. Amanda followed them eagerly. Oh, how fun they had! The cold breeze howled around them but it didn't stop the fun.


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 6, 2016

356. Joulukalenteri 6 / Christmas calendar 6

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

Indoors kids started to clothe themselves. Amanda the puppy hustled around them and started playfully to tug their sleeves and pant legs. It made Seth and Sam laugh out loud.


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 5, 2016

355. Joulukalenteri 5 / Christmas calendar 5

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

Also Chilly the cat lived in the barn. It couldn't have had a better and safer place to live really. Greta gave it warm milk everyday and it could nap in a soft straw bed all day.


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 4, 2016

354. Joulukalenteri 4 / Christmas calendar 4

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

Greta had a cow named Seraphine, a turkey called Tina, a horse called Brownie and three hens whose master was a posh rooster called Phileas.


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 3, 2016

353. Joulukalenteri 3 / Christmas calendar 3

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

Where had granny gone? When kids looked around they saw foot prints in the snow. Those led straight to the barn. Of course, granny was feeding her dear animals!


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 2, 2016

352. Joulukalenteri 2 / Christmas calendar 2

Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi


Translation:

Soon two children appeared to the window. They were peeking curiously outside but there weren't much to see, just snow, snow and more snow. They were Greta's grandchildren, twins Seth and Sam. They had come to help their granny with Christmas preparations. Together they had made gingerbreads and other Christmasy dishes.


Tarina / story © my mom
Kuvat / illustrations © me

Dec 1, 2016

351. Joulukalenteri 1 / Christmas calendar 1

Tästäpä se DoNichi-Artin joulukalenteri sitten lähtee liikkeelle! Tarina on siis äitini kirjoittama ja kuvat ovat minun käsialaa. Tarinasta paljastuu uusi luku joka päivä kello 7. Mukavia lukuhetkiä! :)

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Here comes DoNichi-Art's Christmas calendar! The story is written by my mom and illustrated and translated by me. One chapter will be revealed everyday at 7 a.m. Finnish time. Enjoy! :)


Klikkaa kuva suuremmaksi 


Translation:

Granny Greta's tiny red house stood in the middle of snowy scenery. It was like confronting the cold winter breeze which was blowing its icy breath all around and making everything glisten.