My submission shows someone reading opened mail in the foreground. She's got mail, and she's not too pleased about it. And, while it's not shown, perhaps the two in the back met online. Which would count as an email exchange? A la, that Rom-Com "You've Got Mail?"
The woman closest to us is thoughtful, for whether she received that letter days ago, whether she is about to send it to someone who doesn't suspect it, or whether it is a painful correspondence she has chosen to keep for years (as evidenced by her taking of her ring while reading), there is a somber feel to the scenario.
The title of this piece is "All I Want For Christmas." Usually for I.A. I submit things that are cheerier, but even in submitting something like this that's sad, I hope someone can find inspiration in i: whether in the happy couple in the background, in liking ink drawings, in enjoying stories no matter the content, or in making up a story in his or her head, that the thoughtful and sad woman in the foreground will ultimately open another letter, be reminded of happier days, and smile-. Perhaps in some future, un-drawn, drawing, she will be full of happiness and what she might have wanted for Christmas. In any case, downbeat nature aside, I do hope it can bring some enjoyment to whoever sees it.
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And because I don't want this illustration to get anybody down, I am including a link to a video of happy and fluffy things: