2018 Ornament: Eight Maids A-Milking

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After some days with family and friends in an old haunt - Amish country (Lancaster, PA) - the ornament receives tiny steps forward. The composition and scale are being locked in here, soon to be followed by detailing Amish-inspired figures and the cow.

After some days with family and friends in a familiar landscape – Amish country (Lancaster, PA) – the ornament receives tiny steps forward. The composition and scale are being locked in here, soon to be followed by detailing Amish-inspired figures and the cow.

Initial, rapid brainstorming for the allegorical figures...

Initial, rapid brainstorming for the allegorical figures…

After seven years of birds, this year’s ornament in The Twelve Days of Christmas series – Eight Maids A-Milking – will be the first to feature figures.¬† The maids will symbolize the Beatitudes, eight compassionate blessings from Christ.