Of course many Nativity sets have always had donkeys in them, like Kelly Clark's donkey for her pretty set....
...or the Tapestry Tent donkey from Liz' set...
.... and there's Debbie Mumm's wonderful "Donkey, Sheep, Hen."
But this time the portraits are not part of a set, but a stand alone portrait of these animals. Nenah Stone Designs is in the forefront of the trend with this sweet burro ornament.
|Nenah Stone "Cardinal Donkey"|
|Nenah Stone "Poinsettia Donkey"|
Purple Palm designs has a brand new design from Sharon Weiser that shows a charming mother and baby donkey together with her signature purple tints.
|Sharon Weiser's "Donkeys" from Purple Palm Designs|
|Elizabeth Turner Collection Portrait|
The final donkey portrait is from Elizabeth Turner Collection (now renamed the Meredith Collection). It adds to their "Down on the Farm" series with a whimsical look at the viewer and an acid green background that is just perfect.
I'm sure you can see why Carolyn has crowned this the Year of the Donkey. (Since it is a Presidential Election Year, I think I prefer to think of it as the Year of the Jackass.)
But whether politicians are getting to you or not, I think you'll agree this is a great new trend! Thanks for your sharp eyes, Carolyn!
Those who want to see more of what Carolyn spotted at Market should check out her Facebook page.
Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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